All County High School Jazz Audition List

High School – 2017-18 – Use C List

Additional Drum Set Requirements:  Proficiency of Styles and Improvisation: Definition of styles can be found in current NYSSMA Manuel pg. 9-13.
Demonstrate the following styles: Suggested tempo: quarter=80-120

  • Rock/Funk
  • Swing
  • Latin (Salsa/Cuban, Samba/Bossa Nova)

Improvisation will be demonstrated by playing nine (9) measures: Play four (4) measures of time followed by four (4) measures of improvisation, ending on beat one of the ninth measure.
Perform Sight reading with a recording

*All piano, guitar and vibes players must also comp one chorus of the solo
+ All bass players must also walk a bass line for one chorus of the solo
** Optional trumpet excerpt to audition range for lead players

Scale requirements:  PDF can be found on the OCMEA Website
High School; twelve(12) scales prepared and three (3) will be asked @ the audition, one (1) from EACH category:
BLUES: C, F, B Flat, E Flat
DORIAN: C, F, B Flat, E Flat
MIXOLYDIAN: C, F, B Flat, E Flat
All scales given are in CONCERT PITCH! Please transpose accordingly!! Scales MUST be played in a SWING EIGHTH NOTE STYLE! @ quarter note= 120.

There will be SIGHT-READING .  Improvisation  is optional and only will be used in determining solo chairs. Any student wishing to improvise MUST bring their own CD “boom box”! The student will be expected to improvise  one (1) to two (2) choruses from the Volume II Jamie Albersold, “Nuthin’ But The Blues” recording.
A drum set will be furnished at the audition site ( drummers can bring their own kits, if they so desire), and Bass & Guitar slingers MUST bring their own amplification.

Anyone needing materials e-mail Ralph Wagner:  rwagner@pinebushschools.org

High School Jazz A List
Instrument Title Excerpt

All selections (except drums) are from “Jazz Conception” by Jim Snidero

Alto Sax IND Line
Tenor Sax IND Line
Bari Sax IND Line
Trumpet Two Plus Two Intro and chorus 1
Optoinal Tpt Moose The Mooche
Trombone Tunisia Chorus 2
Guitar/Vibes* Friends
Bass^ Friends
Piano* Father Song
* All piano, guitar and vibes players must also comp one chorus of the solo
^ All bass players must also walk a bass line for one chorus of the solo
Drums Play Back from Drum Set, The Competition Collection, Thomas Brown
Additional Drum Set Requirements:  Proficiency of Styles and Improvisation: Definition of styles can be found in current NYSSMA Manuel pg. 9-13.
Demonstrate the following styles: Suggested tempo: quarter=80-120
• Rock/Funk
• Swing
• Latin (Salsa/Cuban, Samba/Bossa Nova)
Improvisation will be demonstrated by playing nine (9) measures: Play four (4) measures of time followed by four (4) measures of improvisation, ending on beat one of the ninth measure.
Perform Sight reading with a recording

 

High School Jazz B List 2016-2017
Instrument Title Excerpt
Alto Sax This Is Love All All selections (except drums) are from “Effective Etudes for Jazz” by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis
Tenor Sax I Got Yer Rhythm All
Bari Sax The Sum of All Your Attributes All
Trumpet My Glowing Moment Chorus 2
Optoinal Tpt Moose The Mooche 105-D.S., take repeat
Trombone It’s Nobody for Me Chorus 2
Guitar/Vibes* It’s Nobody for Me All
Bass^ Softly All
Piano* I Got Rid of ‘Em All
* All piano, guitar and vibes players must also comp one chorus of the solo
^ All bass players must also walk a bass line for one chorus of the solo
Drums A Night In Tunisia (first page only) from Jazz Drumming-Billy Hart. Styles as marked; Quarter note=160
Additional Drum Set Requirements:  Proficiency of Styles and Improvisation: Definition of styles can be found in current NYSSMA Manuel pg. 9-13.
Demonstrate the following styles: Suggested tempo: quarter=80-120
• Rock/Funk
• Swing
• Latin (Salsa/Cuban, Samba/Bossa Nova)
Improvisation will be demonstrated by playing nine (9) measures: Play four (4) measures of time followed by four (4) measures of improvisation, ending on beat one of the ninth measure.
Perform Sight reading with a recording

High School Jazz C List

High School Jazz C List 2017-2018
Instrument Title Excerpt
Alto Sax You’re the Last One
Tenor Sax It’s Nobody for Me All selections are from “Effective Etudes for Jazz” by Mike Carubia and Jeff Jarvis
Bari Sax I Got Rid of ‘Em
Trumpet I Got Rid of ‘Em Measures 1-32
Optoinal Tpt Moose The Mooche
Trombone I Got Rid of ‘Em Measures 1-32
Guitar/Vibes* My Glowing Moment
Bass^ Blue Note Blues
Piano* My Glowing Moment
* All piano, guitar and vibes players must also comp one chorus of the solo
^ All bass players must also walk a bass line for one chorus of the solo
Drums To Be Is To Bop from Contset Solos for the Intermediate Drum Set PLayer
Additional Drum Set Requirements:  Proficiency of Styles and Improvisation: Definition of styles can be found in current NYSSMA Manuel pg. 9-13.  Demonstrate the following styles: Suggested tempo: quarter=80-120 • Rock/Funk • Swing • Latin (Salsa/Cuban, Samba/Bossa Nova) Improvisation will be demonstrated by playing nine (9) measures: Play four (4) measures of time followed by four (4) measures of improvisation, ending on beat one of the ninth measure. Perform Sight reading with a recording
High School Jazz D List – updated 10.17.17
Instrument Title Excerpt All selections (except drums) are from “Jazz Conception” by Jim Snidero
Alto Sax Great Love All
Tenor Sax Friends All
Bari Sax Autumn All
Trumpet Somewhere Chorus 2
Optoinal Tpt Moose The Mooche
Trombone Somewhere Chorus 1-mm13-14 can be taken down an octave
Guitar/Vibes* Lunar Chorus 1+2
Bass^ Joe’s Thing Chorus 1+2
Piano* Proxy All
* All piano, guitar and vibes players must also comp one chorus of the solo
^ All bass players must also walk a bass line for one chorus of the solo
Drums The Big Band Drummer from More Contest Solos for the Young Drum Set Player
by Murry Houlif
Additional Drum Set Requirements:  Proficiency of Styles and Improvisation: Definition of styles can be found in current NYSSMA Manuel pg. 9-13.
Demonstrate the following styles: Suggested tempo: quarter=80-120
• Rock/Funk
• Swing
• Latin (Salsa/Cuban, Samba/Bossa Nova)
Improvisation will be demonstrated by playing nine (9) measures: Play four (4) measures of time followed by four (4) measures of improvisation, ending on beat one of the ninth measure.
Perform Sight reading with a recording
High School Jazz Scales
Dorian Scales for C, Bb & Eb Instruments.pdf Blues Scales for C, Bb & Eb Instruments.pdf
Mixolydian Scales Page 1.pdf Mixolydian Scales Page 2.pdf