19 Jazzy Christmas Piano Solos

19 Jazzy Christmas Piano SolosThis year, I’m feeling the big-band! I can’t wait to unveil what I’ve been working on.

In the mean time, I’ve collected 19 jazz-inspired Christmas piano solos. I wish I had time to play all these.

Sheet music is linked below (ranging from late intermediate to advanced). Click here to listen to all the pieces on Youtube as a playlist. Enjoy!

The first pieces are loud and boisterous…

New York, New York

A trombone player should jam with me. (Sheet Music)

 

Sleigh Ride – arr. A. Gentile

Love this arrangement. Edit: A reader, Susan, sent me the sheet music link! Happy dance. Here’s the mp3 from the Steinway album.


 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bill Evans

(Sheet Music)

 

Jingle Bells – Norman Henry Mamey

This one is energetic and dissonant. (Sheet Music)

 

Let it Snow – Jan Sanborn

The pianist in the recording needs to bring out the melody (the bass in the left hand is overpowering) but I’m sure this will be loud and fun to play. (Sheet music)

Winter Wonderland – Harry Connick, Jr

Big-band style– let’s raise the roof.

 

Go Tell it On the Mountains – Craig Curry

Great for practicing a steady bass rhythm. (Sheet Music)


These pieces are softer and cooler…

Christmas Jazzy – Sylvain Guinet

I’ve just discovered this composer, Sylvain Guinet– this piece has a nice theme, plus, it’s fun to play. I’ve been working on that ‘relaxed’ jazz tone. Here’s more of his music. (Sheet Music)

 

White Christmas

(Sheet Music)

 

O Tannenbaum – Charlie Brown Christmas – Vince Guaraldi

(Sheet Music)

 

Joy to the World – Phillip Keveren

A quiet, playful kind of joy. (Sheet Music)

 

Winter Wonderland – Dave Brubeck

I love the free-flowing interlude. I haven’t seen the sheet music so I don’t know if it’s improvised, but it sure makes a person feel relaxed. (Sheet Music)

 

Jingle Bells – Jacob Koller

Quiet and cool– the opposite of the last version of this classic. (Sheet Music)

 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Something soft and lulling. The score is written out for a Classical pianist, with syncopations noted. (Sheet music)

Silent Night – Steve Calderone

(Sheet music)

We Three Kings – John Eidsvoog

A cool jazz waltz, lots of improv-like passages. (Sheet Music)

Precious Lord – Mark Hayes

Mark Hayes writes hymns, and jazz, and jazz hymns. This one is what I think of as “dinner jazz.” (Sheet Music)

You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

My favourite rendition of this song is the duet with Josh Groban and Celine Dion. This pieces is classical, but I couldn’t resist sharing– I’m reading great reviews about the arrangement by Dan Coates. (Sheet Music)

Want more Christmas piano solos? Click here for Awesome + Uncommon Christmas Piano Solos.

Know a friend who would enjoy this music? Feel free to send it to them.

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  • Reply Sarah December 22, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    i would really love to get santa claus is coming to town for piano sheet music jazz….

    • Reply Grace Miles December 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Hi Sarah, I believe the sheet music for Santa Claus is Coming to Town (jazz) is listed above the video for that piece, in this article. :)

  • Reply Deniece Thomas October 7, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Can I buy 19 Jazzy Christmas Piano Solos as a portfolio?

  • Reply Deniece Thomas October 7, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Can I buy 19 Jazzy Christmas Piano Solos as a folio?

    • Reply Grace Lam October 7, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      Hey Deniece, at the moment it’s not available as a folio but if you like I can look into creating folios for the future.

  • Reply Kate November 15, 2015 at 7:23 am

    I absolutely love this! My favourite ones are Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. These are perfect for getting you into the Christmas mood!!

  • Reply El November 18, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Hi, also looking for the Jazzy Christmas Piano Solos as a folio… please let me know if it ever becomes available.. AWESOME page !! thanks

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