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Welcome to Baker's Jazz and More

We are a music publishing and retail company specializing in high quality original Jazz and Salsa charts for jazz ensembles of all levels and marching bands.

This music is available through Baker’s Jazz And More, J.W.Pepper & Son, Inc., RBC Music, Pender’s Music Co., and ejazzlines.com. We are also able to handle orders from your favorite local music retailer.

Click Charts to browse our entire catalog and listen to mp3 excerpts (1-2MB) or full length recordings (5-8MB) of each chart. Click Composers to learn about the talented folks who write all this music.

Finally, you can Contact us to Place an Order (we strongly encourage this!) or just to say hello or even “what were you thinking?!” Seriously, we’d love to hear from you and are eager to work with you to meet your needs, including additional or alternate parts for non-traditional instrumentation or possibly a commission for a custom chart written specifically for your band.

“If you haven’t picked up Arnge Drank, which is the Editor’s Choice at JW Pepper, you are missing out on life.” – Amanda Stevenson, director of the Georgetown HS Jazz Band, Georgetown, TX

“Paul Baker’s music fills our library, from Grade 2 on up. All the Katy Jazz Bands play his wide variety of works.” – Terence Gorton, director of the Katy HS Jazz Band, Katy, TX

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News and Updates

BREAKING NEWS!

Baker’s Jazz And More is proud to announce that we have gone international! Our music is now available through Long & McQuade and Tapestry Music in Canada and Brolga Music in Australia.

NEW MUSIC

We have EIGHT new titles for 2018! EACH CHART HAS RECEIVED THE EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD FROM J.W.PEPPER

BJAM has recorded the audio demos for eight new charts which will soon be available from our online vendors J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc., ejazzlines.com, and Pender’s Music, as well RBC Music and many other retailers across the country. If your retailer doesn’t stock our charts, ask them to order from us at sales@bakersjazzandmore.com.

Ask for:

A Mi Papa is a Grade 2 bossa nova based on the chord changes of the Horace Silver standard Song for My Father. Written solos are included along with chord changes.

Heat Index is a Grade 2 take on George Gershwin’s famous tune Summertime. Written solos are included along with chord changes.

Riggs! is a fun and accessible swing chart in the tradition of Sammy Nestico. Grade 2, written solos provided.

Toe Rings , is a seriously fun and funky Grade 3 chart from Robert ‘Beto’ Skiles, with plenty of easy solo space as well as some challenging ensemble and section work.

Puente Arriba!, also from Robert Skiles. is a trip to the heart of Mexico. Beginning with a bravura trumpet solo and moving into a fast samba groove, lots of great horn ensemble work and easy solo space make for an exciting journey. Grade 3.

Knuckleball Blues is a fun medium-uptempo blues-with-a-bridge. Grade 3.

Turn and Burn was commissioned in honor of a former Top Gun combat flight instructor so you know it has a ‘need for speed’. Solo space for alto and tenor sax as well as a “dogfight” sax battle section. Grade 4.

Step On a Crack , from the pen of Rick Lawn, is a funky tour de force that shows off each section’s musicianship in an extended contemporary blues that also includes opportunities for free improvisation and/or simultaneous soloists. Grade 4.

MORE BREAKING NEWS!

Swimming With the Sharks has been added to the library of the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra. Thank you Mike Vax!

Arnge Drank has been hugely successful for us – thanks to all of our customers out there! In addition to being extremely popular at the JEN Reading Session, it was selected by Dr. Ronald Carter to appear in his next textbook entitled Teaching Music Performance Through Jazz Vol.2.

I’ve also recently learned that Strollin’ With Sammy, a Grade 2 swing chart in the style of the great Sammy Nestico, has also been selected for inclusion in that book. Strollin’ With Sammy is now published by Alfred/Belwin Jazz and may be purchased on their website or through your favorite retailer.

THE BAKER’S DOZEN BIG BAND CD IS AVAILABLE HERE. Most of the music on the CD is available in chart form for full jazz ensemble instrumentation. Check our Charts pages for listings and audio demos.

MORE PAUL BAKER CHARTS

Paul Baker has recently arranged the jazz standard “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” for middle school jazz band for Alfred/Belwin Jazz. These good people are also now publishing Paul’s original Grade 2 rock tune “Boogie Lou” and Grade 2 swinger “Strollin’ with Sammy”. Look for these and lots of other Grade 2 Paul Baker charts in the Alfred/Belwin Jazz catalog and at your local retailer.

As always – Thank you for considering and playing our music!

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