Super excited to announce a new resource!
The Funky Boogaloo Hard Bop Real Book fbhbrb.com is a collection of 10 classic tunes presented in leadsheet format to enable horn players and rhythm sections play in small format combo bands. There’s Concert, Bb, Eb and Bass clef books; so nobody misses out. There’s also supplementary material available with some sample piano voicings, guitar chord shapes, further explanations about grooves and rhythmic patterns, as well as some groovy basslines.
Many of you will find it useful for working with younger musicians; you may be preparing for the combo section of Generations In Jazz. This is a great alternative if you're a bit tired of hearing tunes the same old worn out tunes! Education pricing available; send me an email
I've been doing James Humberstone's excellent MOOC as PD. I'm using it to help me think outside the square whilst writing the VCE Unit 3-4 Music Investigation Course at Virtual School Victoria. I'll be writing some ideas and responses below. Probably not so much related to Jazz but related to Music Education for sure!