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Salute to American Jazz

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Sammy Nestico

Sammy Nestico

General Info

Year: 1994
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drumset
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The master of jazz arranging, Sammy Nestico, pays tribute to America's most notable art form with this montage for concert band. Four distinct styles in the history of American jazz are represented with Dizzy Gillespie's Night In Tunisia, W.C. Handy's St. Louis Blues, Duke Ellington's It Don't Mean a Thing, and "Weather Report's" Birdland. Treat your players to some of the greatest music of the jazz era.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

Audio Links

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Holly Springs (N.C.) Community Band (Mark Gloden, conductor) – 15 June 2019
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville) Wind Ensemble (William Pease, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 2 September 2018
  • Brentwood (Calif.) Concert Band (Carey Hurst, conductor) – 10 June 2017
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Michael Wirgler, conductor) – 23 pril 2017
  • San Jose Metropolitan Band (Gregory Bergantz, conductor) - 5 April 2013 (ACB’s 35th Annual Convention (San Ramon, Calif.))

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Nestico, S. [1994]. Salute to American Jazz [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee.