Jazz Auditions

Each audition will contain a brief sight reading example.  View your instrument below for specific audition piece(s) and criteria.

All students (except drum set) will play the following major scales in one octave, swing 8th notes at quarter note = 120 BPM:

Concert Bb
Concert Eb
Concert Ab
Concert C
Concert G

Trumpet

Perform Echoes of Harlem from letter A to D.  Music available here.  Recording available here.

Trombone

Perform Feet Bone from letter A to C, then from G to H.  Music available here.  Recording available here.

Saxophone/Clarinet

Saxophonists who double on clarinet will be strongly considered for Jazz ensemble I.  Alto play from letter Q to  U.  Music available here and recording available here.  Tenor play from Q to U.  Music available here.  Recording available here. Bari play from Q to U. Music available here.  Recording available here.  Clarinet play from letter A to D. Music available here.  Recording available here.

Guitar

Guitarists will be expected to comp using 2-note voicings in Freddie Green style.  A detailed explanation can be found here.  Comp from the beginning to letter D.  Music available here.  Recording available here.

Bass (2 excerpts)

Perform Dissonance in Blues from the beginning to letter B.  Music available here.  Recording available here.  Perform Feet Bone from letter A to C.  Music available here.  Recording available here.

Piano (2 excerpts)

Perform Cotton Club Stomp from letter A to C.  Music available here.  Recording available here.

Drumset (2 excerpts)

Perform Feet Bone from letter A to C.  Music available here.  Recording available here.  Perform Across the Track Blues using brushes from letter A to C.  Music available here.  Recording available here.

Vocal

Perform Don’t Get Around Much Anymore in it’s entirety.  Music available here.  Recording available here.