The blues is the essence of jazz . . . this 16 bar blues tune is a perfect setting for developing your choir's appreciation of this important musical form. Using the blues lyrics in this tune a s a model, have your students write and perform their own blues lyrics at C, happy, sad, humorous, whatever. The blues form is simple enough so that every student in your choir with your help, can sing his/her own solo. Try it, you'll love it!
I've asked singers all over the world to make up their own lyrics for this song, and today that lyric collection is huge, incredibly creative, and very enjoyable! The SATB chart can be sung in unison, in 2-part (SA or TB) or 3-part (SAB or SSA) combinations, as well as SATB. This is a terrific song for both the jazz choir and the jazz audience.
SATB, SA, TB, SAB, SSA or Unison
With Rhythm Section.