Jazzwise Direct publishes and distributes instructional jazz books, play alongs, song collections (including fakebooks and Real Books), music software and DVD media. Its customer base includes musicians from beginner to experienced professional, schools and colleges and band directors. It also owns and publishes London Orchestrations, a large collection of sheet music for bands, and which includes over 1,300 titles for 17-piece big band and 9-piece pop/rock groups. The series features arrangements and medleys from swing charts of the 1940s through to rock hits of the 1990s, with a particular focus on the big band vocal charts of Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé. London Orchestrations are distributed throughout Europe and Australia but are not available in the US because of copyright restrictions.
Jazzwise Direct commenced online trading in 2003 through the Jazzwise Online Store. The site promotes products recommended by the staff of Jazzwise (many of who are musicians themselves) and also features free 'how-to' articles incorporating these recommendations. Customers receive updates via mailed print catalogues and emailed newsletters.
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