Jazz Auditions

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Jazz Auditions
Thursday, September 27

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Horns

You will be auditioned on quality of sound (tone/intonation/dynamics/articulation) range, sight reading and improvisational skills (if you want to solo). Please prepare a jazz song of your choice.

Rhythm Section Instruments

You will be auditioned on your ability to demonstrate a variety of rhythmic styles including, Latin styles (Bossa Nova, Afro Cuban, Samba, Baion, Tumbao) Swing, Funk, Rock etc.

  • Sight reading abilities
  • Dynamics
  • Comping and knowledge of jazz style chord voicings (for guitar, piano and vibes only)
  • Quality of bass lines i.e., improvised walking bassline, improvised two beat feels and Latin style bass lines (for bassists only)
  • Interpreting jazz chord symbols (for chordal instruments and bassists)
  • Overall rhythmic accuracy and consistency of tempo and groove (all instruments)

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