Resources & Big Bands

Inside the Big Band

  • U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors
  • Topics Covered: Musical Styles, Embellishments & Special Effects, Putting It All Together, Jazz Improvisation
  • The Embellishments & Special Effects section (Part 2, 17:25) is a must watch for those wanting to learn vibrato, falls, doits, turns, shakes, etc.

National Jazz Workshop
(Play-Along Recordings and Practice Materials from pro Musicians)

Aebersold Resources

Craig Fraedrich (Improvisation Exercises)

Other Resources

Band Leaders/Arrangers/Composers