Introducing our new series, How to Play Jazz Standards.
In this series you’ll learn how to play five must-know standards, Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa, Fly Me To The Moon, Body and Soul, and All the Things you Are.
Each jazz standards includes beginner, intermediate and advanced arrangements and tutorials with full transcriptions.
Our amazing arrangements are taught by Félix Lemerle. Félix is an elite jazz guitarist & composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Paris, France, he moved to NYC as a Fulbright Scholar and currently studies jazz at Juilliard. As a highly-sought-after guitarist, Félix’s 6-string skills have taken him around the world to share the stage with luminary jazz musicians at iconic venues & festivals.
Autumn Leaves is one of the most popular jazz standards of all time. It’s also a must-know tune for any beginner musician.
Blue Bossa is a popular instrumental jazz standard by Kenny Dorham – a criminally underrated American trumpeter, singer, and composer.
All the Things you Are
All the Things You Are is a popular jazz standard by Jerome Kern – a prolific American musical theater, film, and popular music composer with over 700 songs to his name. Oscar Hammerstein II penned the song’s lyrics for the 1939 Broadway play Very Warm for May.
Fly Me To The Moon
Fly Me to the Moon was originally written under the title In Other Words in 1954 by Bart Howard – a jazz and popular music composer who created the song after a music publisher requested he write something simple for cabaret singers. The result was Fly Me to the Moon, a cabaret ballad in 3/4.
Body And Soul
Body & Soul is one of the most-recorded jazz standards in the Great American Songbook.