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good jazz dance songs for a 15 year old?

not boradway, but fun upbeat, not too popular songs please!

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  • zynjen
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    9 years ago
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    here are some good ones, take your pick:

    Srike Up The Band - (George Gershwin)

    Mack The Knife - (Kurt Weill)

    It's Only A Paper Moon - (Buddy Rich)

    I Like Em Fat Like That - (Glenn Miller)

    Jersey Bounce - (Benny Goodman)

    Our Delight - (Dizzy Gillespie)

    High Society Rag - (Louis Armstrong)

    Wabash Stomp - (Roy Eldridge)

    Swing De Paris - (Django Reinhardt)

    Dinah - (Fats Waller)

    Jump Jive and Wail - (Louis Prima)

    Jazz Me Blues - (Bix Beiderbecke)

    Let The Good Times Roll - (Fats Waller)

    Play, Fiddle, Play - (Errol Garner)

    Somebody Loves Me - (Lester Young)

    Poinciana - (Benny Carter)

    Lullaby In Rhythm - (Art Tatum)

    Shanghai Shuffle - (Fletcher Henderson)

    Hello Dolly - (Louis Armstrong)

    Anything Goes - (Cole Porter)

    Bags' Groove - (George Shearing)

    What's Your Number? - (Count Basie)

    Gotta Darn Good Reason Now (For Bein' Good) - (Cab Calloway)

    Basie - Straight Ahead - (Count Basie)

    Somethings Gotta Give - (Mercer Johnny)

    Gee But You're Swell - (Chick Webb)

    Pennsylvania 6-5000 - (Glenn Miller

    I Get a Kick Out of You - (Cole Porter)

    Two O’Clock Jump - (Harry James)

    Nice Work If You Can Get It - (George Gershwin)

    The Hucklebuck - (Buck Clayton)

    Cheek To Cheek - (Irving Berlin)

    Just One of Those Things - (Cole Porter)

    How High the Moon (Morgan Lewis)

    This Can’t Be Love (Rodgers/Hart)

    In The Mood - (Glenn Miller)

    It's All Right with Me - (Cole Porter)

    Tootin' Through the Roof - (Duke Ellington)

    You're Giving Me A Song And A Dance - (Benny Goodman)

    In A Jam - (Duke Ellington)

    Is You Or Is You Ain't My Baby? - (Glenn Miller)

    Boogie Woogie - ( Tommy Dorsey)

    Woodchopper's Ball - (Woody Herman)

    Harlem Air Shaft - (Duke Ellington)

    The Carioca - (Buddy Rich)

    When The Saints Go Marching In - (Louis Armstrong)

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  • 9 years ago

    Is real hard to answer this question because I don't know what type of dancing you are trying to do.

    If you want to do "jazz dancing" -- then I am afraid I don't know anything much about this subject.

    However, a great deal of Jazz came from the pre-rock and roll "standards" (google "Great American Songbook") and one of the great interpreters of these songs is Frank Sinatra.

    These songs lend themselves to many different type of ballroom dances. (Foxtrot, Swing/Jitterbug, also some of the traditional latin dances).

    Here's a Youtube for a whole set of different Frank Sinatra Songs -- most are a little slower, but all can be danced to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdI8Gq9CM_Y

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    Or if you are looking for something a little faster (and "jazzier") which is the soundtrack for so many swing dances, take a look at Duke Ellington. Some good songs here are "It don't mean a thing" or "Take the A Train" or "Satin Doll" http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=duke+e...

    Good luck.

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    4 years ago

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