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Jazz Suite for Brass Quintet was composed in 2021 expressly for the Spanish Brass. The four movements are composed in different styles and eras of Jazz.


i. Cool Bop is of the ‘Cool’ era of jazz played in clubs of New York City in the 1950s.

ii. Corona Blues is in the style of jazz played in the streets of New Orleans in the 1920s. iii. Brass Bossa is of the Bossa Nova era played in Brazil in the 1960s. iv. Up is of the Big Band ‘Swing’ era of the 1940s.


In the third movement, Brass Bossa, the 2nd trumpet player plays claves and the horn player plays triangle. In the fourth movemen, Up, the horn plays triangle and the first trumpet player plays a percussion solo on instrument cases or ‘gig bags’. Every jazz suite needs to end with a drum solo!


Jazz Suite for Brass Quintet was recorded Spanish Brass and is on the CD Music for Brass Quintet by Gregory Fritze on the Spanish Brass label. It also was the First Prize Winner of the American Prize in Composition - Pops/ Light Music division in 2022. In addition, the first movement Cool Bop was the winner of the inaugural BrookWright International Brass Ensemble Composition Competition 2021.


Duration of the entire suite is 15 minutes.


To view a video of Spanish Brass performing the work please visit


Sheet music available from:

UK -



Difficulty Level: Advanced



Part 1 - Trumpet Bb

Part 2 - Flugelhorn Bb

Part 3 - Horn (includes parts in Eb & F)

Part 4 - Trombone (includes bass clef and Bb treble clef parts)

Part 5 - Tuba (includes bass clef and Eb & Bb treble clef parts)



Jazz Suite for Brass Quintet (Gregory Fritze)

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