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Jazz Ensemble Auditions - 2017


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2017 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); Stella By Starlight (key of concert B-flat); Blues in Concert F. Play-along accompaniment will be provided by the audition panel.


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