The Best Jazz Christmas Sheet Music for Piano

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Get into the holiday spirit with The Best Jazz Christmas Sheet Music for Piano. This collection features holiday classics arranged for solo piano, perfect for your holiday gatherings.

Best Jazz Christmas Sheet Music for Piano

There are a lot of great jazz Christmas sheet music for piano out there. It can be tough to decide which ones to get. I’ve put together a list of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them!

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Frank Sinatra

One of the most popular and enduring American Christmas songs, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was written by heldor Melcher and Richard Smith. It was introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis. Frank Sinatra recorded it in 1945, and his version became wildly popular. It has since been sung by countless artists from every musical genre.

“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” by Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald is one of the most iconic jazz singers of all time, and her rendition of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” is a true classic. This Christmas sheet music for piano features Fitzgerald’s signature style, with a beautiful arrangement that will make your holiday season bright.

“White Christmas” by Nat King Cole

One of the most popular songs of all time, “White Christmas” was written by Irving Berlin in 1941 and originally performed by Bing Crosby. Since then, it has been recorded by countless artists across all genres, including Nat King Cole. This beautiful arrangement for solo piano captures the magic of the holiday season and is sure to become a favorite in your home.

“Winter Wonderland” by Tony Bennett

One of the most popular holiday songs of all time, “Winter Wonderland” was originally written in 1934 by Felix Bernard andRichard B. Smith. The song has been recorded countless times by artists such as Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Micheal Bublé, and Diana Krall.

For jazz piano players, there are few more definitive versions of “Winter Wonderland” than Tony Bennett’s 1966 recording with the Ralph Sharon Trio. Bennett’s vocal is smooth and relaxed, while Sharon’s piano playing is both swinging and sensitive. This is a must-have for any jazz Christmas repertoire.

“The Christmas Song” by Mel Tormé

One of the most popular and well-known Christmas songs of all time, “The Christmas Song” was written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells in 1944. A jazz standard, the song has been recorded by numerous artists over the years, including Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Bublé.

“The Christmas Song” is a beautiful piano piece that captures the joy and spirit of the holiday season. Tormé’s lyrics are both warm and evocative, and the melody is both catchy and memorable. This is a great choice for any pianist looking for a jazz-influenced Christmas song to add to their repertoire.

Best Jazz Christmas Albums

There are many great Jazz Christmas albums out there. Here are some of the best ones that you can listen to.

A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

This album is a classic and has been loved by many for decades. If you are looking for traditional jazz Christmas music, this is the album for you. Vince Guaraldi was a master of the genre and his work on this album is some of his best. The arrangements are perfect for piano and the trio provides a perfect backdrop for the holiday season.

Christmas by Michael Bublé

Released in 2011, Christmas is the seventh studio album and fifth major label studio album released by Canadian singer Michael Bublé. The album is a holiday themed release, and features both covers of popular Christmas songs, as well as original material. The album was hugely successful, peaking at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States, and selling over five million copies worldwide. In addition to its commercial success, the album was also met with positive critical acclaim, and won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

It’s Christmas by Diana Krall

It’s Christmas is a jazz Christmas album by Canadian singer Diana Krall, released on October 25, 2005 by Verve Records. It is Krall’s eighth studio album and features “The Girl from Ipanema”, which received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Instrumental Arrangement.

The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Albums chart and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and sold 741,000 copies in the United States as of February 2014. Internationally, the album peaked at No. 1 in Canada and No. 2 in the United Kingdom. As of December 2012, it has sold 1,100,000 copies in the United Kingdom and was certified triple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

Cool Yule by Louis Armstrong

This classic album by the great Louis Armstrong features some of the most well-known and loved Christmas songs, including “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “The Christmas Song.” It’s the perfect album to put on while you’re decorating the tree or wrapping presents, and it’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? by Ella Fitzgerald

This song was originally written in 1945 by Frank Loesser and has been covered by many artists over the years. Ella Fitzgerald’s version, from her 1960 album “Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas”, is a particular favorite. This album also includes her versions of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”.

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