Jerry Sheppard

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  • Autumn leaves

    BIG BAND GIRL VOCAL - STUDENT EDITION. A full band relaxed swing Jerry Sheppard arrangement of this great ballad- well within the capabilities of most school swing bands. The brass and sax sections are also featured. Vocal line cue'd onto the piano part for an optional alternative solo (Key F Minor). NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Beyond the sea (augmented big band vocal)

    A Robbie Williams Augmented Big Band Chart from the 'Live at the Albert' album. A superb concert number which is bound to be appreciated by your audiences. Instrumentation: 5 saxes (AATTB), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm, 2 flutes, 2 Bb clarinets, violins I and II, viola, cello, vocal and full score. The string parts at no higher than UK Ass, Board Grade V level. The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Blues for moderns

    BIG BAND INSTRUMENTAL.Recorded by Don Lusher with the Ted Heath Band. This superb slow blues trombone feature has been tr. by Jerry Sheppard. Top note for trombone solo: G above middle C. The steadily building full band backing is well within the ability of the developing school band. Alternative B flat treble clef solo part included, suitable for trumpet or tenor sax. Key G. SPECIAL NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Country man

    Big Band Girl Vocal. From the Dakota Staton album "Congratulation to Someone". A really hard driving mid tempo blues groove number with plenty of punchy brass fills -this should wake up your audience.Key F as recorded and simplified to suit Amateur/Student bands. Learn More
  • Crazy

    Big Band Girl Vocal. From the album "Patsy Cline-20 Golden Hits",with the original piano intro/fills/ending and Patsy Cline's phrasing transcribed. Includes a really laid back 16 bar instrumental section with muted trumpet fills reminiscent of Neil Hefti's L'il Darling. The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Cry me a river

    Big Band Girl Vocal.From the Dakota Staton album "Congratulations to Someone".Right from bar one this powerful version really grabs your attention with it's pedal trombone line and driving 6/8 backing rhythm.Plenty of interesting, but not too difficult,backing/fills involving the whole band-they will not get bored playing this one!.Key Gm. Learn More
  • Despojo

    BIG BAND LATIN INSTRUMENTAL.From the 1997 recording "Paquito D'Rivera and the UN Orchestra Live at MCG". Jazz MCG 1003. The mysterious energy created by employing the Afro-Cuban 6/8 rhythm starting pp with the rhythm and percussion sections, joined by 'sotto voce' saxes and gradually building, provides a wonderful vehicle for solos. There is also plenty of work in this arrangement for the whole band. Separate Latin percussion part included. Top note C for lead trumpet. Key Eb. Learn More
  • Dindi

    BIG BAND LATIN INSTRUMENTAL. A superb Medium Easy slow bossa arranged by Jerry Sheppard as a feature for two Fugelhorns (or Bb clarinets) with full band backing and a specially written Latin bass line. The piece is introduced by two flutes (cued on saxes) with 'free' Afro-Brazillian percussion designed to create an atmosphere of mystery and anticipation. (A useful percussion guide is the instructional video 'Rhythms and Colours' by Airto Moreira Produced by DCI - VH0158). Two Latin percussion parts included. Key Eb. SPECIAL NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Have I told you lately

    BIG BAND. One of the finest modern ballads re-created here as an alto sax feature, plus lyrics for optional girl vocal (keys C/ Eb). Includes the extended classical style intro. from the Van Morrison album "Avalon Sunset". Fully scored for big band, plus two optional French horns and flutes. Trombones cued onto treble clef instruments. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • How did he look

    Big Band Girl Vocal. From the album "Congratulations to Someone". We think this superb ballad is quite a discovery and a great addition to any concert.It starts very dreamily with just a rythm section backing and very gradually builds to a climax with the full band.Key Bb. Learn More
  • How high the moon

    A bright latin/swing Jerry Sheppard arrangement.Includes a lively unison vocal/sax. chase chorus as well as two eight bar written out trombone and tenor solo breaks and a scat ending which could be extended in the style of Ella Fitzgerald. Key E flat. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • In a mellow tone

    BIG BAND. From the album "Buddy Rich at Ronnie Scott's". This Ellington standard is always a great vehicle for solos. The chart has very playable written out solos for Tenor Sax and Trumpet and also includes driving sax and brass feature sections and a powerful last chorus with drum breaks. Originally in Ab but taken down to F to bring within an Intermediate Level. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Jump

    Paul Anka Big Band Vocal Chart from his "Rock Swings" album. This is the number featured by Paul Anka on his 2005 TV appearances promoting the album. This is bound to be popular with your audience.Key Ab throughout Learn More
  • Let's face the music and dance (augmented big band vocal)

    A Robbie Williams Augmented Big Band Chart with optional full strings plus two flutes and two Bb clarinets, as featured by Robbie Williams in his Albert Hall concert and on the DVD "Live at the Albert". Includes optional high/low trumpets and violins to make this a very playable number.Key Cm. Instrumentation: 5 saxes (AATTB), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm, 2 flutes, 2 Bb clarinets, violins I and II, viola, cello, vocal and full score. The string parts at no higher than UK Ass, Board Grade V level. The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Moon river

    BIG BAND. A relaxed 4/4 arrangement, based on the Quincy Jones version from the album "This Time by Basie" recently re-released on the Reprise label. Mainly featuring the sax section but including muted trumpet and piano solos. A popular standard well within the range of most school bands. Top note A for lead trumpet. Key F. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Moondance

    BIG BAND INSTRUMENTAL. A chart by Jerry Sheppard presenting this great modern standard in a big band format. This is a really effective, but not difficult, mid tempo number. All sections are featured, plus written suggested piano and alto solos. Top note A for lead trumpet. Key G. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Moondance

    This is the same version as Cat 2298 but scored for 2 Flutes, 2 Bb Clarinets, 3 Alto Saxes, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, 4 Trumpets, Optional Trombone and 4 rhythm. (See our Big Band Vocal section for Michael Buble's version). Learn More
  • Mr Bojangles

    Robbie Williams Big Band Chart. Originally made famous by Sammy Davis Jr.& featured by Robbie on the "Live at Knebworth" & "Swing when you're winning" albums. This is probably Robbie's best known swing number.Key F as recorded. Also available as an Augmented Big BandI Vocal with full strings. The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Mr Bojangles(Augmented Big Band Vocal)

    Robbie Williams Augmented Big Band Chart. Originally made famous by Sammy Davis Jr.& featured by Robbie on the "Live at Knebworth" & "Swing when you're winning" albums. This is probably Robbie's best known swing number.Key F as recorded. Instrumentation: 5 saxes (AATTB), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm, 2 flutes, 2 Bb clarinets, violins I and II, viola, cello, vocal and full score. The string parts are no higher than UK Ass, Board Grade V level.   Also available as a Big Band Vocal without strings. SPECIAL NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Night train

    BIG BAND. Jimmy Forrest took the 12 bar blues based 'Happy Go Lucky Local' created by Duke Ellington and turned it into this incredibly effective jazz standard popularised by Jimmy Smith and many others. With optional high/low trumpets our chart by Jerry Sheppard can be played with trumpet 1 no higher than E on the stave. Baritone solo cued on Alto 1, plus an open section with a blues scale. This is the perfect mid tempo number for developing jazz improvisation. Key Bb. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a recording of our actual published chart. Learn More

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