[Dixielandjazz] Starting a High School Dixieland Group

Bill Biffle bbiffle at swcp.com
Thu Sep 18 07:58:22 PDT 2003

An excellent source of transcriptions of authentic arrangements are the
Essential Jazz Editions published by Jazz at Lincoln Center.  These are
edited by David N. Baker, and contain the exact arrangements played by
groups such as the Hot Fives and Sevens, Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot
Peppers, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band and others.  They vary in
difficulty, but are marked with difficulty ratings and each transcription
includes historical and performance notes.  They are generally $25 - $40 for
score and parts and are available by calling 212-258-9800.

Good luck!

Bill Biffle, Leader
The Duke City Jazz Band
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Email is education at jazzlincolncenter.org.
----- Original Message -----
From: "don kowallis" <donkowallis at hotmail.com>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 2:24 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Starting a High School Dixieland Group

> I am a music teacher in Canada that is eager to start a Dixieland band.
> have a number of keen students that have played in our "traditional" jazz
> ensembles but are looking at exploring the roots of these styles in a more
> intensive setting.  I have two questions:  (1) Is there a preference
> concerning the type of banjo used in most instrumentations (4-string or
> 5-string) - and- (2)  Can you recommend a resource for musical
> (high school level players).  I would appreciate any assistance or advice
> that you could provide!
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