Jazz

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Jazz Bands
Otto Lee, director

Auditions
  • Auditions will be held through Zoom March 28–30, 10am- 5pm (10-minute time slots). 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:51679), 7:10–9pm (CRN:51680)

  • Small Groups (combos): Thursdays 4:10–6pm (CRN:51679), 7:10–9pm (CRN:51680)

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 “Daahoud” accompanied with a metronome only (half-note = 120bpm 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 the melody “Dahoud.”

Everyone should audition for jazz band Winter Quarter regardless of past membership in the ensembles.

For any questions, or any issues, contact Otto Lee (oglee@ucdavis.edu).

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