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Jazz Standards
A Child is Born — Thad Jones (Oscar Peterson)
A Night in Tunisia — Dizzy Gillespie
All of Me — Simone/Marks (Sinatra)
All the Things You Are — Hammerstein/Kern
Ain't Misbehavin' — Fats Waller
Anything Goes — Cole Porter (Sinatra)
April in Paris — Vernon Duke
At Last — Etta James/Gordon/Warren
Beautiful Love — Victor Young
Black Orpheus — Louis Bonfi
Blue Monk — Thelonius Monk
Blue Skies — Irving Berlin
But Beautiful — Van Heusen/Burke
But Not For Me — Gershwin
Cheek to Cheek — Irving Berlin
Chelsea Bridge — Billy Strayhorn
Come Fly With Me — Cahn/Van Heusen (Sinatra)
Come Rain or Come Shine — Mercer/Arlen
Count Your Blessings — Irving Berlin (Diana Krall)
Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) — Jobim
Crystal Silence — Chick Corea
‘Deed I Do — Hirsch/Rose (Diana Krall)
Deep Purple — Peter de Rose
Desafinado — Jobim
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me — Duke Ellington
Don't Get Around Much Anymore — Duke Ellington
Doodlin' — Horace Silver
Doxy — Sonny Rollins
East of the Sun — Bowman (Diana Krall)
Embraceable You — George Gershwin
Exactly Like You — Fields/McHugh
Fly Me To the Moon — Bart Howard (Sinatra)
Four — Miles Davis
Gentle Rain — Louis Bonfi
Glory of Love — Billy Hill
Green Dolphin Street — Kaper/Washington
Have You Met Miss Jones — Rodgers/Hart
Hayburner — Count Basie
Have You Met Miss Jones — Rodgers/Hart
Hello, Young Lovers — Rodgers/Hammerstein
Here’s That Rainy Day — Van Heusen
Honeysuckle Rose — Fats Waller
How Deep is the Ocean — Berlin
How Insensitive — Jobim
How My Heart Sings — Bill Evans
I Can’t Get Started — Vernon Duke
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love — McHugh/Fields
I Concentrate on You — Cole Porter
I Could Write A Book — Rodgers/Hart
I Got It Bad — Ellington
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart — Ellington
I Mean You — Monk
I Wanna Be Loved — Johnny Green
I'm Beginning to See the Light — Duke Ellington
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter — Young/Ahlert
I’m in the Mood for Love — Fields/McHugh
In a Mellow Tone — Ellington
In a Mist — Beiderbeck
In a Sentimental Mood — Ellington
In Your Quiet Place — Keith Jarrett
Isn’t It Romantic? — Rodgers/Hart
Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t — Austin/Jordan
It Could Only Happen With You — Jobim
It Don’t Mean a Thing — Ellington
It Had to be You — Kahn/Jones
It’s All Right With Me — Cole Porter
It’s a Raggy Waltz — Brubeck
I’ve Got the World on a String — Arlen (Sinatra)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin — Cole Porter (Frank Sinatra)
Jeepers Creepers — Harry Warren
Just in Time — Comden, Green, and Stein
Killer Joe — Benny Golson
Lament — Dave Brubeck
Laura — Raksin
Lazy River — Hoagy Carmichael/Sidney Arodin
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off — George Gershwin
Look of Love, The — Bacharach/David
Li'l Darlin' — Count Basie
Lush Life — Billy Strayhorn
Makin' Whoopee — Kahn/Donaldson
Manteca — Gillespie/Fuller/Gonzales
Misty — Erroll Garner
Moanin’–-Timmons (Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross)
Mood Indigo — Ellington
More Than You Know — Youmans
My Favorite Things — Richard Rodgers
My Foolish Heart — Washington/Young
My Funny Valentine — Rodgers/Hart
My Shining Hour — Arlen
Nice Work If You Can Get It — George Gershwin
Night and Day — Cole Porter
On the Sunny Side of the Street — Fields/McHugh
Our Love is Here to Stay — George Gershwin
One Note Samba — Jobim
Out of Nowhere — Green/Heyman
Over the Rainbow — Harold Arlen
Passion Dance — McCoy Tyner
Peace — Horace Silver
Pennies From Heaven — Johnston/Burke
Penthouse Serenade — Jason/Burton
Quiet Now — Denny Zeitlin
Rhapsody in Blue — George Gershwin
'Round Midnight — Thelonius Monk
Satin Doll — Ellington
Seems Like Old Times — Lombardo/Loeb
Send One Your Love — Stevie Wonder
Side By Side — Woods
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes — Kerm/Harbach
Someone to Watch Over Me — Gershwin
Sophisticated Lady — Duke Ellington
Song For My Father — Horace Silver
Speak Low — Kurt Weill
Stardust — Parish/Carmichael
Steppin’ Out With My Baby — Berlin
Stormy Weather — Koehler/Arlen
Straight, No Chaser — Monk
Strange Meadowlark — Dave Brubeck
Stardust — Hoagy Carmichael
Stepping Out With My Baby — Irving Berlin
Stompin’ at the Savoy — Chick Webb
Summertime — George Gershwin
S’Wonderful — George Gershwin
Take the “A” Train — Ellington/Strayhorn
Teach Me Tonight — Sammy Cahn/Gene De Paul
Tenderly — Gross/Lawrence (Sarah Vaughan)
Thank You — Dave Brubeck
The Best is Yet to Come — Coleman/Leigh
The Glory of Love — Billy Hill
The Joint is Jumpin’ — Fats Waller
The Look of Love — David/Bacharach
The Man I Love — George Gershwin
The Nearness of You — Washington/Carmichael
The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else — Isham Jones
The Song is You — Jerome Kern
There is No Greater Love — Jones/Symes
There Will Never Be Another You — Warren/Gordon
The Way You Look Tonight—Fields/Kern
They Can't Take That Away — George Gershwin
Things Ain't What They Used to Be — Duke Ellington
Time Remembered — Bill Evans
Triste — Jobim
Unforgettable — Irving Gordon
Very Early — Bill Evans
Watch What Happens — Legrand/Demy/Gimbel
Watermelon Man — Herbie Hancock
Wave — Jobim
Well, You Needn’t — Thelonius Monk
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life — Bergman/Bergman/Legrand
Where or When — Rodgers and Hart
Witchcraft — Leigh/Coleman
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To — Cole Porter
You Go to My Head — Gillespie/Coots
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby — Mercer/Warren
 
Ragtime/Stride
Golliwog's Cakewalk — Debussy
I Got Rhythm-Gershwin
It's a Raggy Waltz — Dave Brubeck
Kitten on the Keys — Zez Confreys
Dizzy Fingers — Zez Confreys
Maple Leaf Rag — Scott Joplin
Carolina Shout—James P. Johnson
Nola — Felix Arndt
In a Mist—Bix Beiderbecke
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone—Sophie Tucker
Rialto Ripples — Gershwin/Donaldson
Snowy Mornin’ Blues — James P. Johnson
Spinning Wheel — Blood, Sweat and Tears
The Cascades — Scott Joplin
Pop/R&B
A Song for You — Leon Russell
A Whole New World (from “Aladdin”) — Menken/Rice
Ain’t Gonna Let You Break My Heart Again — Bonnie Raitt
After the Love is Gone — Earth, Wind, and Fire
Always — Stevie Wonder
And I Love Her — Lennon and McCartney
And So It Goes — Billy Joel
Another Star — Stevie Wonder
Bird of Beauty — Stevie Wonder
Black Friday — Steely Dan
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? — Elton John
Creepin’ — Stevie Wonder
Danny Boy — traditional
Day Tripper — Lennon/McCartney
Doctor Wu — Steely Dan
Don’t Know Why — Norah Jones
Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing — Stevie Wonder
Drive My Car — Lennon/McCartney
Doctor Wu — Steely Dan
Fields of Gold — Sting
Fortress Around Your Heart — Sting
Friends — Michael W. Smith
From This Moment On — Shania Twain
Georgie Porgie — Toto
Giving You the Best That I Got—Anita Baker
Golden Lady — Stevie Wonder
Green Onions — Booker T & the MGs
Heard It Through the Grapevine — Marvin Gaye
Heart to Heart — Kenny Loggins
Hello — Lionel Richie
Here and Now — Luther Vandross
Here, There, and Everywhere — Lennon and McCartney
I Can’t Make You Love Me — Bonnie Raitt
I Keep Forgettin’ — Michael McDonald
I Saw Her Standing There — Lennon/McCartney
In My Life — Lennon and McCartney
Isn’t She Lovely — Stevie Wonder
I Wish — Stevie Wonder
Josie — Steely Dan
Just the Two of Us — Bill Withers/Grover Washington Jr.
Knocks Me Off My Feet — Stevie Wonder
Lady — Lionel Richie
Let’s Stay Together — Al Green
Look What You've Done to Me — Boz Scaggs
Love Me Two Times — The Doors
Lucretia MacEvil — Blood, Sweat and Tears
Monkey See, Monkey Do — Michael Franks
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy — Zawinul
Miss Sun — Boz Scaggs
My Cherie Amour — Stevie Wonder
Message in a Bottle — Sting
Mustang Sally — Wilson Pickett
More Today Than Yesterday — Spiral Staircase
New York State of Mind — Billy Joel
Play That Funky Music — Wild Cherry
Popsicle Toes — Michael Franks
Rainbow Connection — Muppet Movie
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number — Steely Dan
Saturday in the Park — Chicago
Send One Your Love — Stevie Wonder
She’s a Woman — Beatles
She’s Got a Way — Billy Joel
Shining Star — Earth, Wind, and Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered — Stevie Wonder
Something to Talk About — Bonnie Raitt
Spooky — Classics IV
Sweet Love — Anita Baker
Summer Soft — Stevie Wonder
Sunny Afternoon — The Kinks
We’re in This Love Together — Al Jarreau
When We Dance — Sting
You’ll Be in My Heart — Phil Collins
You’re the Biggest Part of Me — Ambrosia
Your Song — Elton John
 
Blues/Boogie Woogie
Blue Shadows in the Street — Dave Brubeck
Blues in the Night — Mercer/Arlen
Central Avenue Drag — Pete Johnson
Chattanooga Choo Choo — Glenn Miller
Green Onions — Booker T and MGs
Honky Tonk Train — Meade Lux Lewis
Honky Tonk Women — Rolling Stones
Hootie Blues — Jay McShann and Charlie Parker
In the Mood — Glenn Miller
Jelly Roll Blues — Jelly Roll Morton
Night Train — Forrest/Washington/Simpkins
O Darlin' — Lennon/McCartney
Pretzel Logic — Steely Dan
Don’t Be That Way — Bennie Goodman
Stompin’ at the Savoy — Benny Goodman
The Original Boogie Woogie — "Pinetop" Smith
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be — Ellington
 
New Age
All Creatures of Our God and King — Sykes
Beach Spring — Cheri Sykes
Children's Crusade — Sting
City of God—Dan Schutte
French Carol — Cheri Sykes
Friends — Elton John
Ghost — Indigo Girls
Gloria—David Haas
Hymne—Vangelis
Joy — George Winston
Kingsfold — Cheri Sykes
Lasst Uns Erfreuen — Cheri Sykes
Linus and Lucy — Vince Giraldi
Little Flock — Cheri Sykes
My Bonnie Jean — Cheri Sykes
Pachelbel's Canon in D — George Winston
Tallis Canon
Thank You — Dave Brubeck
Theme from “Ice Castles”
The Velocity of Love — Suzanne Ciani
Valentine — Jim Brickman
Wedding Rain — Liz Story
Wedding Song — Paul Stookey
 
Classical
Adagio Cantabile — Beethoven
Aufschwung — Schumann
Claire de Lune — Debussy
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik — Mozart
Fantasie I — Mozart
Gypsy Rondo — Haydn
Impromptu No. 2 — Schubert
Improvisation — MacDowell
Intermezzo — Brahms
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring — Bach
June — Tschaikowsky
In Evening Air — Copland
Elegie — Grieg
Largo — Handel
Liebestraum — Liszt
Meditation from Thais — Massenet
Moonlight Sonata — Beethoven
Nocturne — Chopin
Playera — Granados
Reverie — Debussy
Romance — Brahms
Romance — Rubenstein
Sheep Will Safely Graze — Bach
Sonatas—Mozart
Sonatas — Scarlatti
Song — MacDowell
Suite in D Minor — Handel
The Well-Tempered Clavier (selections) — Bach
Three Gymnopedies — Eric Satie
Three Preludes for Piano — Gershwin
Traumerie — Schumann
Valse — Chopin
 

 

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