South Carolina Blue Law (Level III) I often joke about the law that requires a jazz band to play at least one blues tune per concert (in F or Bb), in order for it to officially be a jazz concert. Here's the chart needed to round out a concert. Plenty of room for solos with options for backgrounds. Works at just about any tempo from medium to fast. 8 Brass
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BERT LIGON is USC's director of Jazz studies. He received his Bachelor of Music and his Master of Music in jazz piano performance and arranging from the University of North Texas. With his jazz band, Bert Ligon on Condor, he has received many awards including national PBS awards, a KATIE, a SECA, and an Emmy nomination Many of his jazz band compositions are published by UNC Jazz Press. Several have been featured on CD's recorded by the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band. Ligon's book, Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony, is published by Houston Publishing, Inc. He toured with the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, and has performed with Randy Brecker, Mel Torme, Diane Schuur, Dianne Reeves and others. Before coming to Carolina, he taught at the University of North Texas. Ligon is president-elect of the South Carolina chapter of the International Association of Jazz Educators. At USC, Ligon coordinates the jazz combos, teaches jazz theory, arranging, commercial music electronics, and applied jazz lessons.