Salute to American Jazz

From Wind Repertory Project
Sammy Nestico

Medley arranged by Sammy Nestico

General Info

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


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Bongos (2)
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drumset
  • 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 from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Dallas (Tx.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) - 4 July 2023
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (German Gonzalez, conductor) - 3 July 2022
  • Coastal Communities Concert Band (San Diego, Calif.) (Tom Cole, conductor) – 23 May 2021
  • 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 April 2017
  • San Jose Metropolitan Band (Gregory Bergantz, conductor) - 5 April 2013 (ACB’s 35th Annual Convention (San Ramon, Calif.))

Works for Winds by This Arranger


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