Weekend Competition: Jazzin’ At Christmas!


Are you in a festive mood yet? Or is it a little early!? (It’s too early for me!). However, we all know our students love to play Christmas carols, particularly different arrangements of favourite tunes, and therefore plenty of preparation or practice time is necessary. So, for today’s competition, I have two copies of Jazzin’ At Christmas! to give away to two lucky winners.

Jazzin’ At Christmas! is a collection of ten ‘jazzed up’ Christmas songs arranged by British composer and teacher Rachael Forsyth, and published by Roo Records. I enjoyed playing these through and think students will find them fun; Rachael has included everything from swing and blues through to reggae and calypso styles. Good King Reggae, Manger Calypso, Not so Silent Night and Resting Jazzymen, are amongst the titles! Great for those of around Grades 1 – 3 level (or sight-reading for more advanced players).

Leave your comment in the comment box at the end of this post for a chance to win your copy. I will announce the winners on Sunday night (British time). Good luck!

You can purchase the book here.

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For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


30 thoughts on “Weekend Competition: Jazzin’ At Christmas!

  1. This sounds like a fun and exciting addition to the festive repertoire and is particularly welcome as it is should be popular with lower grade students.

  2. This is super cool! Christmas Carols in various styles. I would love to win this. I need more fresh festive music in the lower grade level. Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. I’m looking for jazzy pieces to perform during the presentations of my band during the following month and this could be the ideal for Christmas! Hope I can win this book!

  4. I have a middle school student who is suddenly really into jazz. When ask what Christmas music he would like to play he said, “Anything, so long as it’s jazz.” This collection would be perfect for him.

  5. I love jazz and try to help my students get exposure to it. Using jazzy arrangements of songs they already know (like Christmas music) is a great way to do that! I hope I get one 🙂

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