Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz continues in the best tradition of the Teaching Music series, bringing together insights from top jazz educators and invaluable analysis of the best repertoire published forjazz ensembles of all skill levels. This book is the ideal tool for any one seeking a deeper understanding of the preeminent music for jazz ensembles by seminal jazz composers. In addition, leading jazz educators andmusicians contribute chapters on topics such as: ŒñWhy Teach Jazz?Œî by W ynton Marsalis; ŒñA Multi-Cultural Approach to Jazz EducationŒî by Ronald Carter; ŒñRehearsal Techniques: A Holistic Approach Integrating Composition, Improvisation, Theory, and Cultural Considerations in the RehearsalŒîby Ron McCurdy; ŒñThe Rhythm Section: The Band within the BandŒî by Regin ald Thomas; and ŒñPromoting a High School Jazz BandŒî by Ron Modell. In addition, this book includes Teacher Resource Guides to more than 65 of the top jazz charts, broken down into developing, intermediate, and advanced categories. Each Teacher Resource Guide includes vital information onthe composer, the composition, historical background, technical require ments, stylistic considerations, musical elements, form and structure, listening suggestions, and additional references. Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz is an essential resource for jazz leaders at all levels and a major contribution to the jazz field.