Classic tunes popularly played in traditional jazz/hot jazz bands
Two CDs (or downloads)
Each tune in 2 speeds: “Gig Tempo” & Practice Tempo”
Playing tips & traditions you should know
Lingo & Definitions
Lead sheets with lyrics in concert key, B♭, E♭, and bass clef
Also available (downloads only, $9.99 per set): All tracks minus trumpet & all tracks minus banjo
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
Darktown Strutters’ Ball
Down By The Riverside
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
My Gal Sal
Some Of These Days
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
When The Saints Go Marching In
Cynthia Sayer – banjo, arrangements
Bria Skonberg – trumpet
Mike Weatherly – string bass
Kevin Dorn – drums
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— MATT GLASER
Artistic Director, American Roots Music Program
Berklee College Of Music
"A wonderful and helpful work that will instruct young players who are learning about playing traditional jazz. Also a great refresher for musicians already established and playing this style of music."
— VINCE GIORDANO
Grammy-winner, Bandleader, Multi-instrumentalist
Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks
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— WYCLIFFE GORDON
Multi Award-Winning Trombonist
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— DICK HYMAN
Pianist, Composer, Arranger
NEA Jazz Master
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— KEN PEPLOWSKI
Jazz Clarinetist & Saxophonist
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— JUST JAZZ MAGAZINE (England)
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— BILL DENDLE
Director, Sacramento Traditional Jazz Camp
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— Ginger C., Connecticut
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— Don W., Alabama
"I really liked the variety of songs and the ability play solo with them. I had never played with a banjo before."
—Joseph C, 13 years old, Chatsworth, CA
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—Sabrina R., 16 years old, Los Angeles, CA
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—David L., New York, NY
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—Lucy M., 17 years old, Sacramento, CA