Junior Jazz Information

Junior Jazz Information

Jazz Solo Auditions:

  • See Auditions Requirements List
  • Students will NOT be required to perform solo with recording (minus soloist with rhythm section only).

Jazz Improvisation:

  • Improvisation is optional for Jr. Auditions.

Guitar/bass/piano/vibes:

  • In addition to the written solo, students will comp changes from assigned solo.

Jazz Drums:

  • Students must bring their own drumset to auditions.  In addition to the listed performance solo, drummers should prepare to play in a funk style, a swing style, and a bossa nova style.  These styles should be demonstrated in the format of four bars of time followed immediately by a four bar solo.  These pieces should demonstrate technical and musical control of the drum set.

Jazz Scales and Sight Reading Requirements

Jazz Sax/Brass 

  • Scales: Same as the band audition requirements (Junior Scale Sheets).
  • Sight reading
  • Range check (Trumpets Only)

Jazz Piano/Guitar/Vibes 

Jazz Bass 

Jazz Drums 

  • Sight Reading

IMPORTANT NOTE: Jazz students may audition for another ensemble, with the understanding that if they are accepted in two groups, the only group they may participate in is Jazz.