Two-Hand piano voicings are essential for jazz pianists when comping behind melodists and soloists. This is an short “encyclopedia” with 1-2 voicings for most of the chords jazz pianists are likely to encounter.
This handout is the second in a two-part series of reference voicings for the jazz pianist. The first handout is the Encyclopedia of Two-Hand Voicing. Those left-hand voicings are useful when the pianist is 1) soloing with their right hand, 2) playing the melody, or when they are 3) playing bass lines in their left hand (like a jazz organist).
In reality, you should know more than 1-2 voicings for each chord, but this handout is a solid reference for jazz pianists in need of some good voicings. For instance, a jazz pianist in a jazz band or jazz combo could keep these two handouts with the rest of their music for when they need to figure out how to voice a chord. Band directors could also give these handouts as a reference to their jazz pianists to help them learn to voice chords. Arrangers and non-pianists can also benefit from knowing these chords. Feel free to share!