Welcome to Baker's Jazz and More
We are a music publishing and retail company specializing in high quality original Jazz and Salsa charts for jazz ensembles of all levels and marching bands.
This music is available through Baker’s Jazz And More, J.W.Pepper & Son, Inc., RBC Music, Pender’s Music Co., and ejazzlines.com. We are also able to handle orders from your favorite local music retailer.
Click Charts to browse our entire catalog and listen to mp3 excerpts (1-2MB) or full length recordings (5-8MB) of each chart. Click Composers to learn about the talented folks who write all this music.
Finally, you can Contact us to Place an Order (we strongly encourage this!) or just to say hello or even “what were you thinking?!” Seriously, we’d love to hear from you and are eager to work with you to meet your needs, including additional or alternate parts for non-traditional instrumentation or possibly a commission for a custom chart written specifically for your band.
“If you haven’t picked up Arnge Drank, which is the Editor’s Choice at JW Pepper, you are missing out on life.” – Amanda Stevenson, director of the Georgetown HS Jazz Band, Georgetown, TX
“Paul Baker’s music fills our library, from Grade 2 on up. All the Katy Jazz Bands play his wide variety of works.” – Terence Gorton, director of the Katy HS Jazz Band, Katy, TX
News and Updates
BJAM had tremendous success at the recent Jazz Education Network convention in Dallas! If you haven’t been to a JEN convention, you need to go to the next one. As a bonus, it’s in San Diego, Ca. Nothing like Southern California in January!
Arnge Drank has been hugely successful for us – thanks to all of our customers out there – and continued its contributions at JEN. In addition to being extremely popular at the Reading Session, it was selected by Dr. Ronald Carter to appear in his next textbook entitled Teaching Music Performance Through Jazz.
MORE BREAKING NEWS!
As I write this, BJAM is recording the audio demos for five new charts which will be available soon from our online vendors J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc., ejazzlines.com, and Pender’s Music, as well RBC Music and many other retailers across the country.
Stan’s Plan – a Grade 3 rock/fusion chart which crosses Stan Kenton’s Artistry In Rhythm with the Brecker Brothers
Herding Cats – a Grade 3 bebop “blues with a bridge”
Prima Veritas – a Grade 3 “jump” blues in the style of Louis Prima
The Mudbug Strut – a Grade 2 New Orleans street parade comes to life, including clarinet and tuba parts.
The Road Out West – a beautifully musical and soulful straight 8th tune from our newest composer, Dr. Marcus Wilcher. Grade 2.
MORE PAUL BAKER CHARTS
Paul Baker has arranged the Simon and Garfulnkle classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water” for middle school jazz band for Alfred/Belwin Jazz. These good people are also now publishing Paul’s original Grade 2 rock tune “Boogie Lou” and Grade 2 swinger “Strollin’ with Sammy”. Look for these and other Grade 2 Paul Baker charts in the Alfred/Belwin Jazz catalog and at your local retailer.
As always – Thank you for considering and playing our music!