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TEXAS STATE JAZZ AUDITIONS

SPRING JAZZ COMBO AUDITIONS

Tuesday, January 15th, 2:00 - 5:00

Music building room 119  (“Jazz Combo Room”)

 

·        Trumpets/trombones/saxes  You will be asked to read a lead sheet of a jazz standard and improvise on the tune.

·         Piano and Guitar: Knowledge of jazz voicings and comping styles is required to be placed in a jazz ensemble/combo. Student will be asked to solo over changes as well.

·         Bassists: walking/time-keeping in swing, bossa nova, ballad etc..

·         Drummers:  ability to demonstrate grooves in multiple styles  -swing, bossa nova, ballad/brushes

·         Singers: bring a song to sing in the jazz style. Jazz Standards are preferred

Placement in a combo is through audition only.  Bring a completed schedule card to your audition.  

 


             

TEXAS STATE JAZZ BIG BAND AUDITIONS

Jazz Big Band auditions are low-pressure, and consist of the following:

Saxes/Trumpets/Trombones

Audition consists of:

1. A short prepared excerpt of your choosing (jazz ensemble part, transcribed solo, etude, etc.)
2. Sight-reading
3. Improvisation - optional, but encouraged.

Play along accompaniment will be provided.

 

Rhythm Section
Rhythm section players audition in sections and will be asked sight-read charts and demonstrate jazz style competency
(walking/timekeeping in swing, bossa nova, ballad etc.).
 
Guitar Players:  Knowledge of jazz voicings and comping styles is required to be placed in a jazz ensemble/combo

 



Trumpets

Wednesday, December 5 - 11:00 - 2:00

 

Trombones

Wednesday, December 5 - 11:00 - 2:00



Saxophones

Wednesday, December 5 - 11:00 - 2:00


Rhythm

Thursday, December 6 - 2:00 room 221


Sign-up sheets are posted on the jazz bulletin board outside room 145.