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The River City Jazz Orchestra plays a wide range of toe-tapping music from big band standards to fantastic vocal arrangements of Gershwin classics and contemporary jazz favorites.

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Below is a sampling of more of our book! For a more complete listing of our book, you may download an Adobe Acrobat file of our list here.

The Standards:

Composer/Arranger

Contemporary Favorites

Composer/Arranger

A String of Pearls

Jerry Gray | Glen Miller/arr. Johnny Warrington

All of Me            

Marks & Simon | Basie / arr. Billy Byers

Donít Get Around Much Anymore (this tune features many of our soloists)

Ellington | Russell / arr. Nestico

Dreamsville *MP3

Mancini / scored by  Joe Reisman

Four

Miles Davis / arr. Dave Barduhn

Flip, Flop and Fly

Lou Turner & Charles Calhoun / trans. R. Rueckert

Here's that Rainy Day Words by Johnny Burke, 

Music by James Heusen

I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart

Ellington - Mills - Nemo - Redmond / arr. Rusty Dedrick

In the Mood Glenn Miller | Joe Garland

Mas Que Nada

Jorge Taylor / arr. R. Rueckert

Moonlight Serenade

Glenn Miller / arr. Jeff Hest

Oye Como Va

Tito Puente / arr. Paul Lavender

Latin Fantasy

Besame Mucho/El Cumbanchero

Consuelo Velazquez/Rafael Hernandez Soul Bossa Nova from Austin Powers Music: Quincy Jones / arr. Mike Lewis
Little Darlin' Neal Hefti

Tall Cotton

Sammy Nestico

Moten Swing

Benny Moten | Basie / arr. Sammy Nestico

Watermelon Man

Herbie Hancock / arr. R. Rueckert

Polka Dots & Moonbeams

J Burke - Van Heusen / arr. Dave Barduhn

The Queen Bee

Sammy Nestico

Satin Doll            

*MP3

B Strayhorn - Ellington - J Mercer / arr. S Nestico

Shiny Stockings

Frank Foster as done by Basie

Sing Sing Sing

Louis Prima | Gene Krupa / arr. Jeff Hest

Things Ainít What they Used to Be

Mercer Ellington / arr. Mark Taylor

Vocals Tunes

Other Tunes (Occasionally performed)

Big Time

Frank Wildhorn

Killer Joe Benny Golson

Skylark 

*MP3

Johnny Mercer/Hoagy Carmichael April in Paris Duke Ellington

The Man that Got Away

Danny Boy Don Sebesky arrangment

The Lady is a Tramp

*MP3

Rodgers and Hart / arr. Dave Wolpe

You took Advantage of Me Rogers/Hart - arr. Mike Brown

Someone to Watch Over Me

George & Ira Gershwin / arr. Dave Wolpe

Funky Business Dick Garretston

Summertime

George Gershwin - Du Boise & D Heyward & Ira Gershwin / arr. Dave Wolpe

No More Blues Antonio Carlos Jobim

This Time Around

Frank Wildhorn

Perdido      by Lingsfelder, Drake & Tizel
Here's that Rainy Day Words by Johnny Burke, 

Music by James Heusen

Alfie Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Little Darlin' Neal Hefti
Makin' Whoopee    Words by Gus Kahn, 

Music by Walter Donaldson

Cherokee         Ray Noble

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