Put On a Happy Face (from BYE BYE BIRDIE). Composed by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. Arranged by Rick Stitzel. For Jazz Ensemble (Score & Parts). Young Jazz (Jazz Ensemble). Grade 3. Score and parts. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.7011311).
From the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie, this well-known tune works great in a jazz setting. Written in a medium up-tempo swing style, Rick Stitzel uses skilled ensemble scoring plus a great groove to create a chart that your band (as well as the audience) is sure to enjoy. A quartet of alto, tenor, trumpet and trombone is featured on the head, and solos are included for alto and trumpet.