Suggested Repertoire - Jazz
Horn Players (Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone) and Piano/Guitar
Medium blues (choice of key)
Play memorized "head" and three improvised choruses
Medium-up bebop tune (e.g. Oleo, Confirmation, Donna Lee, etc.)
Play memorized "head" and two choruses
Play memorized "head" and one chorus
Be prepared for sight reading (both melody and chord changes).
If you are not an improviser, but have a specialty such as lead playing,indicate same. Prepare 1-2 excerpts that display your ability and be prepared to sight-read.
Pianists and guitarists should demonstrate comping ability for the above.
Note: Plan to bring a "play-along" recording - such as Aebersold - in the event a live rhythm section is unavailable.
Be prepared to walk bass lines in a variety of tempi for the following progressions:
- F blues
- Bb rhythm" changes
- bossa nova
Play a jazz "head" (melody) of your choice.
Be prepared to sight-read.
Be prepared to play alternating 4-bar phrases of time and filling in the following styles in a variety of tempi
- bossa nova
Demonstrate ability to play brushes at a variety of tempi, including ballad.
Be prepared to perform various styles with a live rhythm section.
Be prepared to sight-read a big band chart.