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
We are very excited to announce that BJAM has won FIVE Editor’s Choice awards from J.W. Pepper and Sons, Inc.
Roll with the Punches is a Grade 2 swing chart in the Nestico/Basie tradition.
Arnge Drank is a Grade 3 funk chart that’s all about Orange Drink with a serious attitude!
Blue Serenade is a Grade 3 swing ballad featuring the lead trumpet a la Harry James and Glenn Miller.
Xel-Ha, pronounced “Shell-hah”, is another Grade 3 fun latin chart from Robert Skiles, named after one of his adventures to the town of the same name on the Mayan peninsula in Mexico.
Keystone Cups is a Grade 3 bebop take on the chord changes for Gershwin’s “I’ve Got Rhythm” that features the entire trumpet section playing the melody in cup mutes. This is an excellent vehicle for teaching one of THE most fundamental chord progressions in all of jazz.
MORE BREAKING NEWS!
We’re proud to announce that our BJAM charts are now available at ejazzlines.com.
MORE PAUL BAKER CHARTS
Paul Baker has arranged George Gershwin’s classic “Our Love is Here to Stay”, and the favorite Christmas song “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” (as a samba!) 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”. Look for these and other Grade 2 Paul Baker charts in the Alfred/Belwin Jazz catalog and at your local retailer.