Search

Jazz Band Auditions

Jazz Band is an auditioned ensemble which meets zero period Monday-Friday.


For the audition, please submit videos of you playing the items below. The tasks should be on different videos so they are easier to upload. If you are currently enrolled in a Hale instrumental ensemble, you can upload them to the “Jazz Band audition” assignments on the class Schoology page. If you are not currently enrolled in an instrumental ensemble, email the videos with the subject “JB audition – YOUR NAME” to kgsibicky@seattleschools.org . Videos should be submitted by Friday, May 27, 2022.


Reminder – all freshmen musicians in jazz band should also be enrolled in another ensemble during the regular school day (Symphonic Band, Concert Orchestra, Concert Choir).


In addition, please fill out this jazz band questionnaire.


Winds and Brass

1. Play a chromatic scale covering the full range of notes you can play at quarter note = 72. Be sure you are fully warmed up when you do this so you can demonstrate everything you can play.

2. Play a 1-minute jazz tune of your choice that shows off what you can do. Be sure to announce the piece that you will be playing.

3. Play Blue Train. OPTIONAL – improvise a solo following the chord changes of this tune.


Bass/Guitar/Piano

1. Play a 1-minute jazz tune of your choice that shows off what you do. Be sure to announce the piece that you will be playing.

2. Play a comp/walking bass line for Blue Train. OPTIONAL – improvise a solo following the chord changes of this tune.


Percussion

1. Play a 1-minute jazz tune of your choice that shows off what you do. Be sure to announce the piece that you will be playing.

2. Play the following grooves:

a. Medium swing

b. Bossa Nova

c. Shuffle

d. Funk

3. OPTIONAL – improvise a solo for a 12-bar blues


Blue Train - E flat instruments
.pdf
Download PDF • 22KB

Blue Train - B flat instruments
.pdf
Download PDF • 324KB

Blue Train - C instruments - treble clef
.pdf
Download PDF • 22KB

Blue Train - Bass clef instruments
.pdf
Download PDF • 24KB



18 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Hi! I’m so glad you’re interested in auditioning for Vocal Jazz at Nathan Hale. Here’s everything you need to know: NHHS Vocal Jazz is a small group of driven and enthusiastic musicians who meet Monda