Flexible Christmas series designed for small horn section up to full big band. Check out the recording samples below!

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  • AK Little Big Band Listening CD

    This CD contains 10 exciting arrangements for Soloist and Big Band! This is a double CD set. This demonstration CD contains 4 versions of the entire record. Since this project is intended for solo with big band, we have recorded a trumpet, trombone, sax and vocalist performing the entire record. When you order this CD(s), […]

  • AK Little Big Band Series Complete Set

    10 exciting arrangements for Soloist and Big Band. This is the most flexible Holiday/Christmas project you will ever find! Each song features a soloist plus full big band. Here is where the unbelievable flexibility comes in! There is a written out part for EVERY solo for trumpet, trombone, saxophone and a vocalist. 4 complete versions […]

  • Away In a Manger-AK Little Big Band

    Click below to hear the saxophone version of this arrangement: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] This is a beautiful arrangement of this classic Christmas carol. The soloist has the opportunity to really shine at the key change. If you have a trombone or trumpet player with chops, it would be ideal for them. […]

  • Go Tell It On the Mountain-AK Little Big Band

    Click below to hear the vocal version of this arrangement: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] This is a driving Memphis Blues arrangement of this great song. The band hits are pretty easy to play and the soloist can do as much with the song as they wish (play the melody only or ad […]

  • Good King Wenceslas-AK Little Big Band

    Click below to hear the vocal version of this arrangement: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] This chart REALLY SWINGS!!! This is a great opportunity to really show off the band swingin’ like crazy. A Christmas song everybody is familiar with, they will LOVE this version! If you are thinking about an outdoor concert […]

  • Jingle Bells-AK Little Big Band

    Click below to hear the vocal version of this arrangement: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] I can not tell you how long I have waited to let you hear this arrangement. I was sitting at the kitchen table when the idea and feel of this arrangement happened. The feel is Harry Connick, Jr […]

  • Joy to the World-AK Little Big Band

    Click below to hear the saxophone version of this arrangement: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] In the late 70’s/early 80’s, this is how a big band would have performed this classic Handel work (small smirk). We have heard a hundred arrangements of this carol in the black gospel/Preacher’s Wife feel and I wanted […]

  • O Holy Night-AK Little Big Band

    Click below to hear the trombone version of this arrangement: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Classic. Everybody sings or plays this arrangement at Christmastime. This arrangement (orchestrated by David Shipps) handles this classic carol with respect. If you have a trombone or trumpet player with chops, this is the song for them. If […]

  • Silent Night-AK Little Big Band

    Click below to hear the trumpet/flugelhorn version of this arrangement: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] I really wanted to have one simple, laid back ballad that was easy to play but was one of those intimate moments. Silent Night is one of those ‘classic’ Christmas carols that I wanted to treat with respect […]

  • The First Noel-AK Little Big Band

    Click below to hear the saxophone version of this arrangement: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] This arrangement of this well known Christmas Carol has a slight pop feel. A soothing mellow arrangement, this will be a welcomed down moment in a concert setting. For those Kenny G/smooth jazz fans, play this one on […]