Jazz Hero is a level 1 Jazz Beginnings series piece designed for very beginning jazz ensembles using limited ranges and rhythms. Instrumentation includes 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, bass, and drumset. This is playable by a reduced instrumentation which include 2 saxophones, 1 trumpet,1 trombone, piano, bass, and drumset. Optional parts call for 2 flutes, 2 B-flat clarinets, a baritone saxophone, a tuba, a horn in F, baritone T.C./ tenor sax, and guitar. Solos are written out with chord changes and the rhythm section parts are fully notated with guitar chord frames.