jazzleadsheets.com is a constantly expanding collection of quality leadsheets, transcriptions and practice tools drawn from the publishing companies of Second Floor Music (BMI), Twenty-Eighth Street Music (ASCAP) and Minor Second Music (SESAC). As you'll see, this is some of the best repertoire in jazz, and it's available in convenient, affordable digital downloads as PDF files.
Listen to the music! Every song has an audio excerpt. If you like it, you can get the lead sheet and learn the melody and the "changes" (chord progression).
At jazzleadsheets.com you can improve your skills with lead sheets, transcriptions and arrangements for every level, featuring
• Easy-to-read, immediately downloadable PDF files for all our music
• Accurate melodies and chord progressions, straight from the composers' manuscripts or our expert transcribers
• Insightful musical notes informed by our close relationships with the artists themselves.
• Historical notes that examine any number of interesting things that were happening to the composer or the recording musicians at the time of the recording
• Transcribed Solos for nearly every instrument (like trumpeter Clifford Brown, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, trombonist Curtis Fuller, and Philly Joe Jones and Billy Higgins on drums)
• Rhythm section players are very important and have many different roles to play, especially in ensemble settings. We're developing separate "Corners" for Piano, Bass, Drums and Guitar so we can address their needs.
• A Singers' Corner, with vocal lead sheets in multiple keys to suit different voice types
• Tools for selecting songs by special feature, key and style
• Exclusive Audio tracks produced by Grammy award-winning producer Don Sickler and recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at his legendary studio
• Minus You practice series: audio tracks available with any member of the combo taken out so you can practice with the pros (more titles in progress!). Areas for Instrumentalists and Vocalists
At jazzleadsheets.com, we see each song as an opportunity. Every song in our catalog offers the chance to explore jazz in an enriching way. Join a community of award-winning professionals, dedicated life-long players and beginners who rely on jazzleadsheets.com to supply a catalog of exceptional pieces from legendary and contemporary jazz composers.
Welcome to jazzleadsheets.com. Immerse yourself in this wonderful world of music.
Don Sickler, publisher
trumpet/flugelhorn • arranger • record and video producer (including Grammy award winning albums) • educator