I have a concert coming up for my schools jazz band, and I'm the guitar player. I'm going to play during 2 intermissions, and I'm looking for some suggestions for some nice jazz songs. Maybe some "current" songs the general school population will notice, just a little jazzed up.
softly as in a morning sunrise
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cantaloupe island
giant steps(if you think your tough shit)

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Message in A Bottle by the Police. It's not really a jazz song, but, hey... Just about everyone and their mother knows this song, and it already sounds kinda jazzy, imo.
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I'm also in the Jazz Band at my high school, but the stuff that we play is anything but jazz . I don't about up in New York, but here in Mississippi there is seldom a student that can name off a single Jazz artist. I would recommend you playing somthing that has a rockier feel to keep the audience into it because, it's a concert right ? Try playing some Mike Stern or John Scofield, somthing along those lines. After you play that, I would suggest going into somthing like "Purple Haze" or "Crazy Train" just to keep the crowd entertained. Good Luck!
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What instrumentation are you playing with? A combo? Bass, piano, drums?
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