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
THIS JUST IN – The Jazz Editors at J.W. Pepper & Son have selected 6 of our new titles to receive their Editor’s Choice Award!
Paul Baker’s arrangement of Gordon Goodwin’s La Almeja Pequena, published by Alfred/Belwin Jazz was also selected for this award.
We have NINE new titles for 2015!
BJAM has recorded the audio demos for nine new charts which will soon be available 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. If your retailer doesn’t stock our charts, ask them to order from us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easy Basie type swing – piano feature Grade 2
A fun riff-based chart featuring plunger mutes in the brass Grade 3
Latin Soul, baby! Grade 3
A funky hip-hop groove in the style of Arnge Drank Grade 3
A smooth samba featuring soli workouts for each section. Grade 4
A mysterious swing groove underlies a tale of espionage and shadows. Grade 3
A lush ballad feature chart Grade 3
A joyful bebop nod to the late great Clark Terry. Grade 4
A beautiful rock ballad feature chart Grade 2.
Both Radiant Morning and White Silk are available in multiple versions for different solo instruments.
MORE BREAKING NEWS!
Arnge Drank has been hugely successful for us – thanks to all of our customers out there! In addition to being extremely popular at the JEN Reading Session, it was selected by Dr. Ronald Carter to appear in his next textbook entitled Teaching Music Performance Through Jazz.
I’ve also recently learned that Strollin’ With Sammy, a Grade 2 swing chart in the style of the great Sammy Nestico, has also been selected for inclusion in that book. Strollin’ With Sammy is now published by Alfred/Belwin Jazz and may be purchased on their website or through your favorite retailer.
THE BAKER’S DOZEN BIG BAND CD IS AVAILABLE HERE. Most of the music on the CD is available in chart form for full jazz ensemble instrumentation. Check our Charts pages for listings and audio demos.
MORE PAUL BAKER CHARTS
Paul Baker has arranged Gordon Goodwin’s La Almeja Pequena 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!