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2018 Jazz And String Orchestra Recordings

Volume 38 Jazz Publications
Our newest Jazz Ensemble and String Orchestra recordings are now available.

Volume 38 Jazz Publications

Volume 38 String Publications

Volume 38 String Publications


Cross-Curricular Learning For The Instrumental Ensemble

Volume 38 Jazz Publications
Geared toward middle school orchestra and concert bands, this book will take your concert music to a more meaningful level for your students through cross-curricular units. These fun and interactive projects connect the music that students are playing with Math, History, and English/Language Arts. This book contains detailed lesson plans and reproducible materials for each of the 9 units. Repertoire lists that may be paired with the units and projects in the book are included. #20615, $29.95


Contest & Festival Scores

If you wish to make copies of jazz ensemble, concert band, and string orchestra conductor scores for adjudication, click here!



The Jazz Commandments (Guidelines For Jazz Articulation And Style) by Jerry Tolson


This book with MP3s addresses articulation and style situations that are commonly found in jazz music by introducing a set of guidelines that can be used to make decisions regarding the treatment of notes and rhythms in the swing style. It includes exercises and catchy tunes that can be used to sound more stylistically accurate and authentic, which makes this a valuable resource for directors, individual students, combos, and big bands. Players will see immediate improvement in jazz articulation and style performance.

C Instruments

Bb Instruments

Eb Instruments

C Bass Clef Instruments



The Power Of Two


Kendor proudly announces the release of this exciting series The Power Of Two by Doug Beach and George Shutack Duets are a great way to learn many of the skills necessary to become a successful musician. In jazz, duets are especially effective when performed with a rhythm section. These 12 easy-medium level jazz duets include a variety of styles, tempos and harmonic progressions and canall be performed with the accompanying rhythm section MP3 tracks.The parts are fully interchangeable among the various instrument editions, making these books ideal for lesson groups. The most exciting feature of these books is that there are 4 downloadable MP3 tracks for each duet: an individual can play either duet part while the MP3 plays the other part; two players can practice playing both parts along with the rhythm-section-only tracks; and a player can also work on improvisation skills by playing along with the rhythm-section-only tracks. A full performance track is also included for listening purposes.


Bb Clarinet

Alto (Bari) Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone



Guitar (Vibes)

Rhythm section books are also available to study on their own, or to combine with a duet book to form a jazz combo. Piano, Bass, Drums, and Full Score


Effective Etudes For Jazz, Volume 2


Kendor proudly announces the release of this exciting followup to the popular book Effective Etudes For Jazz by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis This collection of 20 audition/performance etudes based on the chord progressions to popular jazz standards, blues, and rhythm changes. The collection was designed for honors jazz band auditions, solo evaluations, group lessons, teaching the jazz language and improvisation, learning standards, and more. Presented sequentially according to difficulty, the etudes have annotations beneath the staves identifying phrases and patterns common to the jazz language. Chord reference charts show users the notes of all chord symbols in each etude. MP3 recordings of a professional rhythm section and soloist performing all the etudes are included, plus separate accompaniment MP3's without the soloist:

Alto/Baritone Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone







Kendor's Products Available Digitally

Over 1,600 Kendor products are now available both as physical products and also as digital downloads.  When viewing a Kendor edition on our site, the products with a digital option will include a button labeled "Digital Download".  By clicking on the button, you will be seamlessly transported to sheetmusicdirect.com where you can download a digital copy.  We will continue to add products to this service often, so please check back again and again!

If you are a music dealer and would like to sell our products digitally, please contact our sales department.


Kendor Music, Inc.

Since 1954 Kendor Music has been on the forefront of publishing educational editions for jazz ensemble, string orchestra, instrumental solo & ensembles, and books. We are the exclusive distributor of the Doug Beach Music catalog, and distributor of Sammy Nestico Music.



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