Dixieland delights has been created to help give aspiring jazz musicians a starting point. If you are an intermediate player on your instrument then you will know how technically challenging it is to try and even attempt a jazz solo transcription by a master jazz player. So, jazz etudes has created a book of well loved dixieland classics for you to hone your skills. By practicing these etudes you will 

  • Improve your technique

  • Improve your time - I recommend playing these along with the ireal pro app, you can change the tempo and style of backing track (even the key if you want to transpose the etudes)

  • These etudes are full of commonly used jazz language that isn’t too challenging. By copying phrases that you like and transposing into other keys, you will be developing your own jazz vocabulary and improvisation abilities.

  • By learning an etude from memory, you will develop your own musical memory, as well as developing the ability to play syncopated rhythms

  • Get your copy now!

You can download the backing tracks for this book FREE! HERE


Dixieland delights etudes include

All of me

Ain't misbehavin'

Big Butter & Egg Man
I can’t give you anything but love

Just a closer walk with thee

Struttin’ with some barbecue

The Sheik of Araby

When the Saints go marching in

When you’re smiling


Joann Kerrigan BA (Hons) Music. Saxophone Player & Woodwind tutor

'Darren is a professional and highly respected Trumpeter and Musician. His Jazz etudes have such excellent content, If you’re looking at improving your jazz playing, jazz vocabulary and improvisation skills, then look no further. These are challenging without being too difficult like many transcription books, they allow you to understand and build a knowledge of jazz phrases and language. Throughly enjoyable for woodwind instruments also. '

Check out the demos below of Darren playing all the etudes!