Musical Theatre / Jazz pieces

SOLOS: Wednesdy, April 18 (GR. 9 & 10) and Thursday, April 19 (GR. 11)


There are SO many great songs from the American Songbook that come from Musical Theatre and were made into Jazz Standards. Here are just a few below. Remember, when you are listening to them, each song has multiple interpretations from different artists. Listen to more than one to get the feel of the one you like OR, commit to the one you can find a Karaoke version of since that is the version you will be singing in class.


If you sing this piece for May Melodies, we will have a pianist and you can work with him to get the version you like best.

The following list was mostly taken from Wikipedia.


It's Only a Paper Moon"[4][77][78] is a song from the short-lived Broadway show The Great Magoo, composed by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Yip Harburg and Billy Rose. (Ella Fitzgerald)


"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"[4][10][93] is a song from Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach's Broadway musical Roberta.


"Stompin' at the Savoy"[4][10][97][98] is a jazz composition by Edgar Sampson with lyrics by Andy Razaf


"In a Sentimental Mood"[4][10][102][103] is a jazz song with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Manny Kurtz and Irving Mills.


"Just One of Those Things" was introduced by June Knight and Charles Walters in Broadway musical Jubilee.


My Romance"[4][40][106] is a song from Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's Broadway musical Jumbo.


"Summertime"[10] was written by George Gershwin for the opera Porgy and Bess, based on a poem by DuBose Heyward.


"I Can't Get Started"[4][10][120] was introduced by Bob Hope in the Broadway musical Ziegfeld Follies of 1936.[121]


"Caravan"[10][114][115] is a jazz song with Middle Eastern influences, composed by Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol with lyrics by Irving Mills.


"Love Is Here to Stay" George Gershwin


"All the Things You Are"[4][10][40][173] is a song from Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway musical Very Warm for May.


"My Funny Valentine"[4][10][143] is Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's show tune from the Broadway musical Babes in Arms.


"A Foggy Day"[10] was written by George and Ira Gershwin for the musical film A Damsel in Distress.


"Send In the Clowns" is a song written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 musical A Little Night Music, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night.