“Broadway” was written in 1940 with words and music by Billy Byrd, Teddy McRae and Henri Woode. This is a great jam session tune to know and a good one to add to your repertoire. It has a catchy melody and a common set of changes, making it a good tune to practice improvising.


This tune is most commonly called in the key of Eb major.

30 Stepsto Better Jazz Playing

Videos to learn the melody/changes


  1. Both the example videos ( of Dexter and deFrancesco) are played in Bb) Users need to transpose the melody to Eb to play with the play-along.

    • Hi trinuedevries, that's okay! Jazz musicians play songs in different keys all of the time. So though it's a little more work, the practice of transposing will serve as yet another step towards internalizing the melody and chord changes.

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