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What jazz standards do I need to know ...?

Opinions vary over the basic Jazz Standards but the following list is a good place to start:

All the things you are
Autumn Leaves
Billie’s Bounce – F Blues
Blue Seven – Bb Blues
Blues For Alice - F Bird Blues
Body and Soul
Cherokee
Confirmation
Have you met Miss Jones
How High The Moon
Jordu
Joy Spring
Just Friends
Lester Leaps In – Rhythm Changes
Nows The Time – F Blues
Oleo - Rhythm Changes
Out Of Nowhere
So What
St.Thomas
Stella By Starlight
Sugar
Summertime
Tenor Madness – Bb Blues
The Theme – Rhythm Changes
There Will Never Be Another You
Tune Up
Valse Hot
Very Early
What Is This Thing Called Love
Yardbird Suite

One of our members Bert Ligon has compiled several jazz educators lists of 100 tunes that everyone
should know and added a few tunes that were called frequently at some jazz gigs.

Jazz Standards

Keith Jarrett Jazz Standards

Diane Krall Jazz Standards


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