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Jazz Bands
Otto Lee, director

Auditions (January 3-5)
  • Auditions will be held through Zoom January 3-5. You can sign up for an audition time via the department’s Appointlet system. A zoom link will be emailed to you once you do so.

  • Big Bands: Tuesdays 4:10-6pm (CRN:44490), 7:10-9pm (CRN:33833)

  • Small Groups (combos): Thursdays 4:10-6pm (CRN:44490), 7:10-9pm (CRN:33833)

Auditions for the Big Bands will consist of

  • Performance of a prepared piece of your choice
  • Sight reading

Auditions for the Combos will consist of:

  • Auditions for the Combo will consist of

  • Performance of “Voyage” accompanied with a metronome only (half-note = 72bpm on beats 2 and 4) where you will play the melody and one chorus of an improvised solo.

*Drummers auditioning for either band will be asked to play a variety of styles. A kit will be available on campus.

*Singers will be asked to sing a prepared piece as well as scat version of “Voyage.”

No Rehearsal on 1/4/22. Big Band rehearsals will begin 1/10/22. Those currently enrolled do not need to audition for the winter quarter.

Please arrange an audition date and time and pose questions to director Otto Lee (oglee@ucdavis.edu).

Prior jazz ensemble experience is not required and all majors may audition.

 

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