Jazz It Up by Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter. Book/CD. Published by Themes & Variations (TV.SP-1).
This collection features 10 songs by Susie Davies-Splitter and Phil Splitter, Australian music and jazz educators. K-8 students will sing, improvise and move to these jazzy tunes. The songs use a variety of elements of jazz - call-response, scat singing, improvisation, rhythm and blues with accompaniments by Australian music educators Susie & Phil. Activities are provided for each song at a variety of levels, so that the songs can be used for K-6. The songs can be performed with the performance/accompaniment CD, or the students can play many of the accompaniments using the Orff arrangements that are given. The collection includes reproducible vocals making this a very economical way to purchase vocal jazz music for your K-6 classroom or your elementary choir.