Samba Sin Palabras - (Level III) Commissioned by Highland Park High School (IL), this "Samba without Words" captures the excitement of Latino jazz, yet utilizing limited brass ranges, simple chord progressions, and lyrical vocal parts that are cleverly re-used to maximum effect. A condensed rehearsal piano part is provided for vocal rehearsal. Because the essential vocal lines are also cued in the band, this chart can also be performed without a choir. A great opener or closer! Optional guitar, vibes, percussion. 8 Brass
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ANTONIO J. GARCIA has accepted the post of Director of Jazz Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond effective, August 2001. A trombonist, bass trombonist or pianist with such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Mel Torme, Doc Severinsen, Louis Bellson and Phil Collins as well as a composer/arranger and author, Garica serves as Editor of the International Association of Jazz Educators' Jazz Educators' Journal and is past-president of IAJE-Illinois. He is co-editor and contributing author of Teaching Jazz: A course of Study (published by MENC) and a member of the board of The Midwest Clinic. After teaching the summer academic quarter at Northwestern University, Mr. Garcia will leave his current post of Associate Professor of Music at NU. At Northwestern University he directed the combo program, taught jazz and integrated arts, and for four years directed the vocal jazz ensemble. Prior to NU he served as the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University. He was selected by students and faculty at NIU as the receipient of a 1992 "Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching" Award and nominated as its candidate for the 1992 CASE "U.S. Professor of the Year (one of 434 nationwide).