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Craig Roselieb                                                       
Jazz Division President                                         
 Downers Grove South High School                                 
 1436 Norfolk 
 Downers Grove, IL 60516                                                For further information about specific District 
 (630) 795-8693 office                                                     audition information and/or Junior Chair contact
 (630) 795-7610 FAX                                                        information, please click on the Districts tab                                                                above and locate information posted by district


2017 - 18 Senior Level Vocal and Instrumental Jazz Representative Contact Info

For a listing of Junior Level Jazz Representatives, please visit your District web page

2017-2018 Senior Jazz Rep Contact List (323.0 KB)

2018 IMEC Conductors 

Honors Jazz Ensemble – Antonio Garcia, Virginia Commonwealth University

Honors Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Kerry Marsh, University of Northern Colorado
Honors Jazz Combo – Geof Bradfield, Northern Illinois University
All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Cory Jones, Rochelle Township High School
All-State Jazz Ensemble – Josh Thompson, Lake Zurich High School

Senior Level Vocal Jazz Audition Music Selection # 1 - Ballad

The Nearness of You

arr. Kirby Shaw
Hal Leonard 08754378

Hal Leonard Publisher Link

Senior Level Vocal Jazz Audition Selection # 2 - Swing

Devil May Care
Arr. Kerry Marsh

Devil May Care ILMEA Special Offer


A Question of Hope

Antonio J. Garcia

Kendor Music Publications #43362

Kendor Publisher Link


Auditions for the All-State Ensembles at the IMEC in January will utilize Billie's Bounce and Bb Rhythm change materials.  Each district will be using either this material, or a simple version of F blues, please check your district website.

Purchase Jamie Aebersold's Bb Rhythm Changes

Purchase Jamie Aebersold's "All Bird" Play-along 

Purchase Jamie Aebersold's Now's The Time/Billie's Bounce mp3

Billie's Bounce Audition/Rehearsal Track with Piano

Billie's Bounce Audition/Rehearsal track without Piano

Lead Sheets for Billies Bounce

Lead Sheets and audio files are for improvisation audition and practice only.  The melody is not part of the audition requirement.

Purchase Jamie Aebersold's F Blues

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