Jazz Ensemble Auditions - 2019

1970's PerformanceSign-up sheets and more information located on the bulletin board outside of 122  Murphy Hall


  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, DRUMS
  • 2:30 – 4:30 PM, SAXOPHONES
  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM, TROMBONES


  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, TRUMPETS
  • 2:00 – 4:30 PM, PIANO/GUITAR/ BASS

Info and Forms:

2019 Jazz Ensemble Auditions Excerpts by instrument

Instrumental Jazz Audition Music:

PIANO & GUITAR: Be prepared to play the melody as written, followed by comping on chord changes in time.

BASS: Be prepared to play a walking bass line on the portions of the audition music that are notated as chords.

COMBO PERSONNEL & BIG BAND SOLO CHAIRS: Be prepared to play an improvised solo on one of the following selections chosen by the audition panel: Autumn Leaves (key of Concert G minor); Days of Wine and Roses (key of concert-F); Blues in Concert F. Play-along accompaniment will be provided by the audition panel.

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