All-State Jazz Ensemble Audition Music – Set I

 

Audition Selections for all instruments: Download and print as needed.

Alto Sax:

Up-Tempo Swing – play as written
Medium Tempo Swing – play as written
Alternate Style – play as written
Bb Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Tenor Sax:

Up-Tempo Swing – play as written
Medium Tempo Swing – play as written
Alternate Style – play as written
Bb Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Bari Sax:

Up-Tempo Swing – play as written
Medium Tempo Swing – play as written
Alternate Style – play as written
Bb Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Trumpet:

Up-Tempo Swing – play as written
Medium Tempo Swing – play as written
Alternate Style – play as written
Bb Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Trombone:

Up-Tempo Swing – play as written
Medium Tempo Swing – play as written
Alternate Style – play as written
Bb Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Bass Trombone:

Up-Tempo Swing – play as written
Medium Tempo Swing – play as written
Alternate Style – play as written
Bb Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Guitar and Piano

Up-Tempo Swing – play as written
Medium Tempo Swing – play head one chorus, comp second chorus
Alternate Style – play as written
Bb Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Bass

Prepared 1: Up-Tempo Swing – play as written
Prepared 2: Medium Tempo Swing – play head one chorus, walk second chorus
Prepared 3: Alternate Style – play as written
Prepared 4: Bb Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Drums

Prepared 1: Up-Tempo Swing – play time as written 1st chorus, trade 4’s with rhythm section 2nd chorus
Prepared 2: Medium Tempo Swing – play as written
Prepared 3: Alternate Style – play as written
Prepared 4: Bb Blues – play as written
Prepared 5: Play a one-minute funk solo

Vocalists (male or female)

Send a video of you performing two jazz selections with a big band or combo demonstrating various styles.