VJC Publications offers outstanding combo and big band music, providing fresh, exciting repertoire to educators, ensemble directors, and professional musicians.
New in 2022, VJC Publications has released flexible instrumentation jazz ensemble charts. We plan to release between 10 and 12 "flex." pieces annually for the next few years. (From time to time, we will also release some more traditional charts, scored and intended for full jazz ensemble.) The initial wave of flex. big band charts was released in July 2022, featuring compositions and/or arrangements by writers including Billy Petito, Dave Rivello, Jueun Seok, Russell Schmidt, and David Yackley. Future releases will including music from George Darrah and Tom Wolfe (later this year), as well as Tom Davis and other wonderfully creative artists, each with a distinctive musical voice.
Our choice to focus on flexible instrumentation big band charts (mostly written for JHS and HS jazz ensembles) is primarily driven by the impact of the global health crisis on music education programs across the United States and beyond. VJC Publications flex. charts for jazz ensemble have been conceived and crafted to work well—and sound complete—with as few as 11 pieces or as many as the full complement of 18 performers. Please note that our audio samples of these flex. pieces include only the minimum instrumentation (11 musicians) to highlight their tremendous utility to band directors who may face different levels of "completeness" within their jazz ensembles from year to year.
Click on the Flex. Big Band Music filter below (in the left column) to see our newest offerings. And please note that all VJC Publications purchases are provided as downloadable .pdf files.