Ten songs of the year

Previous Year's 10 Songs

For the 2016-17 academic year, the ten songs were:

  • All the Things You Are
  • Body and Soul
  • But Not For Me
  • Donna Lee
  • Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)
  • Like Someone In Love
  • Minority
  • The Nearness of You
  • Stella By Starlight

For the 2015-16 academic year, the ten songs were:

  • Isfahan by Billy Strayhorn
  • I Love You by Cole Porter
  • But Beautiful by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke
  • Yardbird Suite by Charlie Parker
  • Bye Bye Blackbird by Ray Henderson and Mort Dixon
  • Upper Manhattan Medical Group (also called U.M.M.G.) by Billy Strayhdorn
  • All or Nothing At All by Arthur Altman
  • Darn That Dream by Jimmy Van Heusen and Eddie DeLange
  • Chelsea Bridge by Billy Strayhorn
  • Star Eyes by Don Raye and Gene dePaul

For the 2014-15 school year, the ten songs were:

  • Ain't Misbehavin' by Fats Waller.
  • Autumn in New York by Vernon Duke
  • Caravan by Duke Ellington
  • On Green Dolphin Street by Bronislau Kaper
  • Oh, Lady Be Good by George and Ira Gershwin
  • Laura by David Raksin
  • There Is No Greater Love by Isham Jones and Marty Symes
  • Someday My Prince Will Come by Frank E. Churchill
  • St. Louis Blues by W.C. Handy
  • Yesterdays by Jerome Kern

For the 2013-14 school year, the theme was "Kinda Monkish," songs written by Thelonious Monk, or played by Monk in particularly creative ways.  The ten songs were:

  • Don't Blame Me by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
  • I Mean You by Thelonious Monk
  • I Should Care by Sammy Cahn, Alex Stordahl and Paul Weston
  • In Walked Bud by Thelonious Monk
  • Let's Cool One by Thelonious Monk
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It by George and Ira Gershwin
  • Rhythm-a-ning by Thelonious Monk
  • Sweet and Lovely by Gus Arnheim, Charles N. Daniels and Harry Tobias
  • Tea For Two by Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar
  • Ugly Beauty by Thelonious Monk

For the 2012-13 school year, the ten songs were:

  • All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
  • Back Home Again In Indiana by James F. Hanley, lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
  • Honeysuckle Rose by Fats Waller
  • How High The Moon by Morgan Lewis, lyrics by Nancy Hamilton
  • I Cant Believe That You're In Love With Me by Clarence Gaskill and Jimmy McHugh
  • Just You, Just Me by Jesse Greer, lyrics by Raymond Klages
  • Out of Nowhere by Johnny Green, lyrics by Edward Heyman
  • Sweet Georgia Brown by Bernie, Pinkard and Casey
  • What Is This Thing Called Love by Cole Porter
  • Whispering by John and Malvin Schoenberger

For the 2011-12 school year, the ten songs were:

  • 'Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk
  • Cheek To Cheek by Irving Berlin
  • Chega De Saudade (a.k.a. No More Blues) by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Cherokee by Ray Noble
  • Embraceable You by George and Ira Gershwin
  • Just One Of Those Things by Cole Porter
  • My Romance by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart
  • A Night In Tunisia by Dizzy Gillespie
  • Sophisticated Lady by Duke Ellington
  • Willow Weep For Me by Ann Ronnell

In 2010-11, the ten songs were:

  • All Of Me, by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks
  • Autumn Leaves, by Joseph Kosma and Johnny Mercer
  • I Got Rhythm, by George Gershwin (along with Charlie Parker's Anthropology)
  • Love Is Here To Stay, by George and Ira Gershwin
  • Satin Doll, by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
  • Segment, by Charlie Parker
  • Star Dust, by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish
  • Stompin' at the Savoy, by Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Edgar Sampson and Andy Razaf
  • The Girl From Ipanema, by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • The Way You Look Tonight, by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields

In 2009-10, the songs were:

  • Take the "A" Train
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Blue Monk
  • What Is This Thing Called Love
  • I Got Rhythm
  • Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
  • Tenderly
  • All The Things You Are
  • Body and Soul
  • Joyspring
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