Weekend Competition: Jazzin’ At Christmas!


Are you in a festive mood yet? Or is it a little early!? 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!


Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.

For more information, please visit the publications page, here.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Judith Hobbs says:

    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. Noriko Moffat says:

    Never be early for children!! My pupils will love it. ๐Ÿ˜

  3. Rhoda says:

    This sounds too fun to pass up a chance to win!

  4. Ana Beatriz Marra says:

    Not early to me! until the book arrives in Brazil is already Christmas!

  5. Pamela Denison says:

    I’m sure my pupils will enjoy playing these.

  6. WONG PHUI MIN says:

    Hey!!!I like this book very much!!I hope I will get it!!!!

  7. Jo Snowden says:

    It’s November, so it’s not too early for Christmas! These pieces look like great fun, I would love to try them out!

  8. Lynne Hall says:

    Such fun, creative titles! Good way to get started on the Christmas season.

  9. Irma Khouw says:

    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.

  10. Fran says:

    I would love to win this competition and receive the jazzy Christmas piece to share with my students. Thank you.

  11. Michelle D says:

    Could use a pick me up this week!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Zoรฉ Iglesias says:

    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!

  13. Heather Moore says:


  14. Elsa says:

    What a wonderful way to make the holidays merry and bright!

  15. Would love to win. I love jazz & want to introduce more to my students. Christmas music would be a great way to do that. Thanks for the opportunity.

  16. vhb says:

    This sounds like a really fun collection to sightread with family and friends!

  17. Michelle says:

    School assemblies could be more exciting, yes please Miss Spanswick.

  18. This looks great! I’m always looking for new material (especially at Christmas) for my students!

  19. Catherine says:

    This looks fabulous. I have a worrying addiction to Christmas music!

  20. Leticia says:

    sounds fun. Thanks

  21. Lynette McMechan says:

    Oh. My. Goodness! I have a whole sleigh load of students who would love this!

  22. juliesstudio says:

    Is this only available in the UK or do you ship to the US? If to the US, how much is it in US $?

  23. Lavinia Livngston says:

    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.

  24. Kyle McKenna says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Steven Joyal says:

    Looks great — easy enough for younger students with some challenges for more advanced and accomplished adult players!!

  26. Susan says:

    How fun! I would love to win. Thanks!

  27. Jane Morrison says:

    Perhaps this is just what is needed to put me in the Christmas spirit. ๐ŸŽ„

  28. Christine says:

    Would be fun to win!

  29. This competition is now closed. Many thanks to all those who took part ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Mary Toft says:

    Sounds great๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽน

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