Notes from the composer
The Jazz Waltz is America’s very unique, and truly original, answer to the traditional European ballroom dance. As opposed to the classical Waltz, the Jazz Waltz features a continuous “walking bassline” consisting of quarter notes. Along with the secondary accompanying chords, the walking bass brings a cool and casual character to the Jazz Waltz. With its cheerful melody and syncopations, the “Sweet Cherry Waltz” follows the Jazz Waltz patterns and includes rhythm highlighted by clapping.