Suggested Repertoire - Jazz
Saxophone, trombone, trumpet: Live performance (or video recording) of 3 selections of your choice, at least one of which must be a swing selection. Each must include an opening statement of the melody, followed by improvisation on the form. Perform or prepare your recording using a backing track such as iReal Pro, Jamey Aebersold, or Learn Jazz Standards. Limit each tune to a maximum of 3 minutes (no need to restate the melody at the end).
Guitar, bass, piano: In addition to the above, include one chorus of accompaniment techniques on each selection (comping for guitar and piano, walking or other appropriate technique for bass). Please substitute a selection in a Latin style (Bossa Nova, samba, or mambo) for the ballad.
Drum set: Auditioners must provide the following groove demonstrations (live or video recording):
Medium tempo swing (Q=132), alternating 4 measures of time with 4 bars of solo, for 32 measures
Up tempo swing (Q=200), alternating 4 measures of time with 4 bars of solo, for 32 measures
Jazz waltz, 32 measures of interactive timekeeping
Bossa Nova, 32 measures of interactive timekeeping
Samba, 32 measures of interactive timekeeping
12/8 Afro-Cuban, 32 measures of interactive timekeeping
Mambo or other Cuban groove, 32 measures
Medium tempo swing (Q=132), 16 measures
Up tempo swing (Q=200), 16 measures
Ballad tempo (Q=60), 4 measures, doubling up to medium swing (Q=120) for 8 measures
Back to sticks—play a form that consists of 10 measures of 4/4 Latin (bossa nova or similar), followed by 8 bars of swing. Repeat this form 3 times without stopping
All live auditions will include appropriate sight reading. Those submitting via video recording will be asked to complete a "quick study." Instructions will be sent after your video submission is evaluated.