Jazz on a Summer's Day + CD

9 pieces for jazz piano

Nikki Iles
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Jazz on a Summer's Day is a unique collection of stylish jazz arrangements and original compositions for solo piano. It conveys the many sides of summer through swing, blues, samba, calypso, and folk, and draws inspiration from jazz artists including Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Grover Washington Jr, and Sonny Rollins. The author's credentials, as a celebrated jazz pianist and composer, guarantee a perfect introduction to jazz and to sounding like the best.

  • Nine arrangements and original pieces at intermediate level (Grades 5-8)
  • Notated jazz solos, accessible yet idiomatic
  • Wide range of styles, from swing standards to contemporary
  • Includes a piano duet-a sizzling jazz-samba
  • CD of full performances, to help with interpretation, and backing tracks for the duet
  • A companion volume to Jazz on a Winter's Night (978-0-19-336590-2)


  • Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh, arr. Nikki Iles: On the sunny side of the street
  • A. & M. Bergman/Michel Legrand, arr. NikkiIles: The Summer knows
  • Nikki Iles: East Coast Blues
  • Nikki Iles: Guava
  • Nikki Iles: Summertide
  • RayNoble, arr. Nikki Iles: The touch of your lips
  • Thomas Moore/J. A. Stevenson, arr. Nikki Iles: The last rose of summer
  • Jay Beckenstein, arr. Nikki Iles: Shaker Song (duet)
  • Nikki Iles: Sundown

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193379794
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 26/04/2012
Barcode: 0
Format: 311x232
Voices: Solo
Force: Solo piano
Level of difficulty: B-C


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