Jazz on a Winter's Night - Violin
By Nikki Iles.
Violin Jazz on a Winter's Night features 11 Christmas classics, arranged for violinists at an intermediate level (Grades 4-7).
The pieces in this collection cover a wide range of styles, from swing to contemporary, and draw influence from some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, including Frank Sinatra, Bill Evans, Vince Mendoza and Diana Krall.
While paying homage to American Christmas jazz, Violin Jazz on a Winter's Night also reflects a European tradition and includes stylish, swinging arrangements of time-honoured classics such as In The Bleak Mid-Winter.
Rhythm, embellishment, grooves and solos are all carefully notated and the expertise of the arranger, a celebrated jazz musician and composer, guarantees an authentic jazz sound.
This book comes complete with a CD of full performances and backing tracks, recorded by violinist Ros Stephen and Nikki Iles, to help with interpretation and feel.