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“Vocalist’s Corner” – Vocal with BIG BAND Wednesday, May 17, 2017

recommended by Ben Huntoon, Jazz Specialist

leon-502271Who Walks In When I Walk Out arr. Rick Stitzel
Famously recorded by Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Armstrong, here’s a medium swinger from the early days of jazz that makes a perfect showcase for a charismatic vocal soloist (optional duet for female and male). Everyone will have fun with this nostalgic romp! (Can also be performed using a duet of trumpet and tenor sax)

Route 66 arr. Mark Taylor
Composed in 1946 and recorded by countless artists over the years, here’s a jazz standard that never goes out of style! Mark’s medium tempo chart features a shuffle groove and feature spots for the band trading phrases with a solo trumpet. Fun for the singer and band alike.

leon-07012714-fHello arr. Paul Murtha
From Adele’s third album, this record-setting power ballad took the pop charts by storm and helped put the British singer back in the spotlight. This arrangement for vocal soloist (opt. alto sax) is beautifully paced, starting with just piano accompaniment then gradually building intensity as the full band joins in.

Lover Come Back to Me arr. Mark Taylor
This familiar standard, first popular in the ’20s and ’30s, has been revisited over the years in a variety of styles. Here is an attractive, smooth samba version for vocal solo (opt. tenor sax) that includes a feature spot for the saxes accompanied by the vocalist in a vocalese style. A marvelous change of pace for festival or concert use.

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About the Author:
Ben Huntoon is the Jazz Education Consultant at Stanton’s Sheet Music. He received bachelors and masters degrees in music from Capital University and The Ohio State University respectively. As a professional trumpeter, Ben is accomplished in a wide variety of genres and has performed throughout the Midwest on many stages over the past 30 years. He also teaches trumpet, coaches brass ensembles and serves on the jazz faculty at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

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