The 50 Jazz Standards Blueprint

jazz standards repertoire Oct 15, 2022

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The 50 Jazz Standards Blueprint

Here are the first 50 jazz standards I would have students learn. For the sake of getting this information out as quickly as possible check out the relevant videos on my YouTube channel for in-depth explanation of how songs were chosen for this order.

  1. Watermelon Man
  2. Freddie the Freeloader
  3. Cantaloupe Island
  4. Mr. P.C.
  5. All Blues
  6. So What
  7. Milestones
  8. Little Sunflower
  9. Take the A Train
  10. Perdido
  11. Tune Up
  12. PentUp House
  13. Blue Bossa
  14. Sugar
  15. Summertime
  16. Black Orpheus (Manha de Carnaval)
  17. In Walked Bud
  18. Autumn Leaves
  19. All of Me
  20. Corcovado
  21. Fly Me to the Moon
  22. Oleo (Rhythm Changes)
  23. Someday My Prince Will Come
  24. The Girl from Impanema
  25. There Is No Greater Love
  26. What Is This Thing Called Love
  27. Footprints
  28. Alone Together
  29. Donna Lee
  30. It Could Happen to You
  31. Just Friends
  32. Lady Bird
  33. Misty
  34. My Funny Valentine
  35. My...
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