Big band charts, combo charts, big band arrangements.

Big Band Charts
Combo Charts
Pep Band Charts 
FREE Big Band Chart
Composer Bios
Read the Latest Blog
Privacy Policy

New chart listings as of:

Jazz CD Store
Jazz News and Headlines
Jazz Jobs
Jazz Festival News
Big Band/Jazz Links
Big Band Directory
Frank Sinatra Directory
Trombone Directory

Quick links to charts by:

Jim Martin
Frank Mantooth
Ed Palermo
Paul Lohorn
Trent Kynaston
Jean Laughlin
Ron Davis
Ryan Cullen
Tom Garling
Ryan Fraley
Don Ellis
Frank Amsallem
Carron Schilders
Mark Lathan
Jeremy Levy
Scott Mertens
John Alexander
Paul Gibens
Roget Pontbriand
Kelly Beaman

New expanded Jazz Books section
Jazz History Books
Jazz Arranging
Jazz Improvisation
Jazz Trumpet
Jazz Saxophone
Jazz Piano
Jazz Trombone
Jazz Education

Visit the new jazz CD store!


6 Things Every Band Leader Should Know
(excerpted from Steve Hashimoto's News from the Trenches)

The 10 Most Common Mistakes
Jazz Band Directors Make

From Chart to Reality:
The Editorial Role of the Pianist
in a Big Band

John Coltrane Biography

More Links and Resources

Chicago Attorneys

Nokia 5800 Phone

Ed Hardy Toys

Blackberry Storm

Custom Printed Clothing
Hats, shirts, and other items imprinted with
custom logos, lettering and more!


Tom Garling

After winning numerous awards in high school and at the Berklee College of Music, Tom went on the road with Buddy Rich in January of 1986 at the age of twenty. He was on Buddy's last touring band before he died in 1987. Buddy once said of him in a video taped interview in Stockholm: "Tom is going to have a very, very strong future in jazz."

Tom went on to finish his studies at the University of Miami, where he received his Master's degree in Jazz Arranging and Composition. Afterward, he was immediately employed by U of M. to teach improvisation and ear training, direct Big Bands and coach small groups. In the meantime, he played with such greats as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, and Randy Brecker, to name a few.

Shortly thereafter, he started touring with Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau Band, where he remained for 6 years, 4 of which he was musical director. Tom has played on numerous albums, including his own album on Concord records, called "Maynard Ferguson Presents Tom Garling."

He has also appeared on three Maynard Ferguson albums, as well as Tito Puente's "Special Delivery", an album by Michael Feinstein and Maynard called "Big City Rhythm", and four Frank Mantooth albums.

In addition to his accomplishments as a soloist, his talents as composer and arranger have been utilized by Maynard, Tito Puente, Liza Minelli, Michael Fienstein, Dianne Schuur, plus countless commissions from professional bands around the country. He also co-produced Maynards last album called "Brass Attitude".
Tom currently resides in the Chicago area, and teaches jazz trombone, improvisation, composition and arranging at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and Northern Illinois University. He is highly sought after around the world as a recording artist, composer and arranger, teacher, clinician and professional musician at any capacity.

Big Band Charts by Tom Garling

Legitimate Itch

This chart is a medium swing minor blues. Difficulty level is advanced high school. The chart was commissioned by The Commission Project, Rochester, NY.

Price - $19.99

Then One Day I Had the Blues

This is a medium swing blues/shuffle in the Basie Style. High school level, but swings hard. This chart was commissioned by The Commission Project, Rochester, NY.

Price - $19.99

Lickety Split

Big Band- Medium up swing with counterlines and pyramids. Advanced Level. Commissioned by The Commission Project, Rochester, NY.

Price - $19.99

More Tom Garling charts coming soon!

| FREE Big Band Chart | CDs on Ebay | Composer Bios | Big Band | Combo | Pep Band | FAQ | Frank Sinatra Directory | Charts on Ebay | Jazz Books | Jazz News/Articles | Links | Trombone Directory | Blog | Jazz Jobs | Jazz Festival News |

Copyright 2005 - All rights reserved

Copyright 2005