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BOOKS:
Jazz  Wizard Junior book 1
(middle school)
Jazz  Wizard Junior book 2
(upper middle/high school)
Jazz Fiddle Wizard
(College)

ORCHESTRA MUSIC:
Stringin' the Blues
(grade 3.5)
Swing on a String
(grade 3)
Swing There, Done That
(grade 2.5)

STRING QUARTET MUSIC: Jammin' Jazz Standards

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ORCHESTRA MUSIC:

I have written three String Orchestra jazz pieces that are published by FJH Music Company. Below is the description from their catalogue and a score sample. Go the the video page to see students perform the Swing on a String including improvised solos.

Full length recordings of all three pieces below are available on the FJH website.

Grade: 3.5
Stringin' The Blues
Martin Norgaard
Grade: 3
Swing on a String
Martin Norgaard
Grade: 2.5
Swing There, Done That
Martin Norgaard

Stringin' the Blues (2006):

Introduce your orchestra to swing with this innovative blues piece by jazz violinist and composer Martin Norgaard. Show off members of your orchestra in a solo section that features individual student improvisations or performances of the included sample solo (provided for all instruments along with a basic improvisation guide). The use of chromatics is a perfect vehicle for reinforcing left-hand flexibility and intonation. This piece is a great way to expose students to alternative styles.

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