All-State Jazz Ensemble Audition Music – Set III

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

Alto Sax:

Swing – play as written
Bossa Nova – play as written
Ballad – play as written
Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Tenor Sax:

Swing – play as written
Bossa Nova – play as written
Ballad – play as written

Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Bari Sax:

Swing – play as written
Bossa Nova – play as written
Ballad – play as written

Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Trumpet:

Swing – play as written
Bossa Nova – play as written
Ballad – play as written

Ballad (Lead Trumpet) – play as written
Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Trombone:

Swing – play as written
Bossa Nova – play as written
Ballad – play as written

Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Bass Trombone:

Swing – play as written
Bossa Nova – play as written
Ballad – play as written

Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Guitar:

Swing – play as written
Bossa Nova – play as written
Ballad – play as written

Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Bass:

Swing – play as written
Bossa Nova – play as written
Ballad – play as written

Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Piano:

Swing – play as written
Bossa Nova – play as written
Ballad – play as written

Blues – play head one chorus, improvise second chorus as written

Drums:

Swing – play as written
Bossa Nova – play as written
Ballad – play as written

Blues – trade 8’s
Play a one-minute funk solo

Vocalists: (male or female)

Send in a video of auditioning student singing two contrasting styles of jazz charts with accompaniment.
Note: A vocalist may not be taken every year depending on audition numbers and clinician choices of music.