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Dear fellow musicians,

My jazz combo is going to do a Christmas special for this years winter concert and tree lighting ceremony.

Would anyone happen to know of a few good Christmas arrangements that have a cool jazzy feel. We can work out everything, I just need a basis. Difficulty is not an issue.

Thank You,
Kevin Homma

Combo:

1 Alto/Sop/Clarinet
1 Tenor
Drums
Guitar
Bass
Piano
Trumpet

We can add another 2 saxes, a trombone, and a trumpet if you guys have any big band stuff, That would be awesome.
 

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for a ballad, "The Christmas Song" (aka Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

edit: Sorry, I just realized you were looking for an arrangement.
But I would think your band could work out a pretty good arrangement of this song pretty easily, on your own. Lyrics can be found at:

http://www.lyrics007.com/Jaci Velasquez Lyrics/The Christmas Song Lyrics.html

We did this at our church once - the chords are very easy to improvise over. and the song is a crowd pleaser.
 

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Aebersold has a Christmas play-along CD with some nice changes and all the elements of an arrangement (intros & Codas). Parts for Bb Eb C and bass clef.
 

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"The Source of Christmas"

"The Source" is a Norwegian free-jazz band. Each year they do a christmas tour called:"The Source of Christmas". Playing together with different orchestras (strings, millitary bands, etc).

You can listen to, and buy tracks here:
The Source of Christmas
 
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