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Women's Chamber Choir and Big Band (Jazz Ensemble)?

I am looking for suggestions of repertoire for Women's Chamber Choir (8-12 singers; SSA/SSAA) and Big Band (Jazz Ensemble). Last year we did pretty well with Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, and Chatanooga Choo-Choo using charts from the 1940s. BWBB is originally for women, but I had to re-voice and re-arrange the other two from SATB and wasn't entirely happy with the results. The band is pretty good: an established community college jazz band with a mix of students and community members. The choir is beginner to intermediate level with almost no experience singing jazz style or close harmonies, so nothing too difficult, please! (Music of all styles and periods is welcome, as is music with just combo or (easy) acapella). Thanks in advance for your wisdom and generosity!
Steven Edwards
Professor of Music
New Orleans, Louisiana
on December 9, 2013 6:34pm
If you liked the Andrews Sisters songs then you'll probably love The Boswell Sisters. Especially since they are from New Orleans! Their songs aren't written down, per se (aren't I helpful?), but I have written some down. If you're interested in these arrangements email me! randirexroth(a)
on December 10, 2013 3:34am
Another group you could investigate is the Puppini Sisters, based out of the UK.
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