Jazz Piano Cocktails * Christmas Edition published by Santorella Publications is the best collection of popular Christmas songs assembled for Jazz Piano. The Jazz Cocktail series is designed for a skilled pianist, who reads quite well, but is no Oscar Peterson when it comes to improvisation. This particular edition arranged by Craig Stevens was written for a pianist who has a holiday gig and could use a few flashy arrangements of Popular Christmas Songs to convince the “teetotalin’ crowd” to get up off their stool and sing-a-long.
This “fifth edition” contains forty eight pages of masterfully arranged Christmas classics that will have you singing, smiling and searching for some mistletoe. From the Classic standard “Joy to the World” to the Johnny Marks fun-filled chorus of “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, learning these 13 great jazz solos will be a wonderful way to wind down the holiday season and welcome in the New Year. You'll not only love this book by itself, but now you can listen, learn & play along. This best selling Santorella Publication is available with a performance CD recorded by the extremely talented author & arranger, Craig Stevens.
Since its initial release, Jazz Piano Cocktails from Santorella Publications has been selected by the respected NYSSMA Organization as a required audition text for all jazz piano students competing in the boundaries of that region as well as any other geographical sector which recognizes the integrity of this highly regarded NYSSMA Manual.
Contents of Christmas Edition includes; Deck the Halls • Jingle Bells • Joy to the World • Jingle Bell Rock • Good King Wenceslas • Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer • We Three Kings • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • Holly Jolly Christmas • Carol of the Bells • Silver and Gold • We Wish You A Merry Christmas • Angels We Have Heard On High