As the official publisher of the Billy Strayhorn catalog, Alfred Music/Belwin Jazz offers arrangements of some of Strayhorn’s most significant compositions. Classic titles such as Take the ‘A’ Train, The Nutcracker Suite, Peer Gynt Suite,Chelsea Bridge, Raincheck,Satin Doll, and many more are available for various grade levels. Many of Strayhorn’s works are located in our renowned Belwin Jazz Legends Series, designed for experienced high school, college, and professional bands. In addition to jazz ensemble performance music, Belwin Jazz has play-alongs featuring brilliant Strayhorn compositions.
Alfred’s Belwin Jazz offers a full-range of jazz education material such as play-alongs, transcriptions, duets, vocals, pedagogy, articulation, rhythm section, and real books. The Belwin Jazz performance music catalog is grouped into nine outstanding series, composed and arranged by world class jazz artists, active band directors, and jazz clinicians. Every arrangement focuses on creating great jazz, teaching various jazz styles, and encouraging creativity. Each player is challenged to reach his or her full potential and most importantly, to have fun playing jazz!