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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!

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARDS – We’ve just learned that seven of our new titles have been awarded the Editor’s Choice Award from J.W. Pepper and Son.

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.

On a more domestic note, I’d like to thank Mr. Edgar Rubio and the Florida Bandmasters Association for the opportunity to write this year’s All-State Jazz Etudes. It was a challenging assignment in many ways, and I wish all the best to the students, directors, and adjudicators in Florida as they prepare and audition with this music.

NEW MUSIC

We have EIGHT new titles for 2019!

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 Stanton Music and Midwest 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:

Active Measures , written by Rick Lawn, is a Grade 4 straight ahead swing chart firmly rooted in “The Tradition” but with a few modern twists and turns.

Curveball , by Paul Baker, is a powerful and soulful Grade 4 ballad feature for tenor sax that shows off the entire ensemble as well combining ballad and medium swing tempos.

Foundation Issues is a 12 bar blues written by Paul Baker that features the acoustic bass on the melody. Also notable is a 24-bar unison soli for bass and trombone section along with ample solo opportunities for everyone in the band. Grade 3.

Front Row Seats is another Paul Baker chart, written in the straight ahead tradition of Sammy Nestico. At the Grade 2 level, there are written solos provided for piano and trombone (or bari or tenor saxes).

Rock Island Express , written by Matt Morey, brings a high energy rock approach to the chord changes of jazz standard Canteloupe Island. Written solos provided along with a fun saxophone section soli. Grade 2.

Six of One by Paul Baker is a Grade 3 contemporary straight 8th note in 3/4. Rhythmic, melodic, and full of counterpoint, this Pat Metheny style chart provides solo space for flugel, guitar, and drums.

Slow Your Roll is a funky cool Grade 3 chart that features the bass in a fun Brecker Brothers type of tune that provides lots of ensemble interplay. Solo space for trombone, soprano sax, drums, and guitar.

Sneaky Pete written by Ric Flauding and arranged by Paul Baker is heavily influenced by Tower of Power in every way from the percolating rhythm groove to the poppin’ horns. Lots of written electric piano parts and solo space for trombone and guitar. Grade 4.

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 “Honeysuckle Rose” at the Grade 2 (Medium Easy) level for Alfred/Belwin Jazz. Look for this chart 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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