Vocal Jazz Singers

Senior Jazz Band Information

Illinois Music Education Association District 2
Senior Jazz Festival
November 4, 2017
Mendota High School, Mendota, Illinois

Senior Jazz Band Information: Open to students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12

 
Jazz Band 1 -Directed by Mark Bettcher

Literature: 

A Question of Hope by Anthonio J. Garcia

Vine Street Rumble by Benny Carter

Recorda Me arranged by Eric Richards

Bye Bye Blackbird arranged by Thomas Matta

I Only Have Eyes for You arranged by Frank Mantooth

 

Jazz Band 2 - Directed by John Larson

Literature: 

Lose the Shoes by Mike Tomaro

Shiney Stockings by Frank Foster, arranged by Sammy Nestico

Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me by Duke Ellington, arranged by Sammy Nestico

Scott Free by Mike Tomaro

 



Senior Level Audition Procedures

District 2 Audition Material:

The prepared selection is:

A Question of Hope
Antonio J. Garcia
Kendor Music Publications #43362

Improvising over Contemporary Harmonies Using Common Tones
An article previously published in the January 2017 issue of Down Beat Magazine by Antonio Garcia featuring information about the ILMEA commission "A Question of Hope."
Garcia Down Beat Article Link


Jazz Division Page   - 

This page has more information including links to materials for the required piece as well as improv and sight reading materials.

1.  Prepared music (40 points)
2.  Improvisation (20 points) Jamey Aebersold Vol 6, Track 1 - Now's The Time/Billie's Bounce 
     **ALL STUDENTS WILL IMPROVISE TWO CHORUSES OFF THIS TRACK
3.  Sight-reading (10 points)
4.  Stylistic Accuracy, Tone Quality and Intonation (30 points - 10 points per category)

PIANO AND BASS

1.  Prepared music (40 points)
2.  Improvisation (20 points) - Pianists should play self-accompanied solos, blues progression in the keys of Bb and F.  Bass players          should also play alone. 
3.  Sight-reading (10 points) - Includes both written out part and chord symbol parts. 
4.  Stylistic Accuracy (10 points)
5.  Rhythmic Stability (20 points)

GUITAR AND VIBES

1.  Prepared music (40 points)
2.  Improvisation (20 points) - Follow same procedure as jazz winds.
3.  Sight-reading (10 points) - Includes both written out part and chord symbol parts. 
4.  Stylistic Accuracy (10 points)
5.  Rhythmic Stability (20 points) - Demonstrate ability to comp in swing and rock styles

DRUMS

1.  Prepared music (40 points)
2.  Improvisation (20 points)  Drummers will demonstrate improvisational ability by playing a medium fast, swing drum solo in a 12 bar blues format.  The student should play four measures of swing followed by four measures of solo, going through at least two    choruses.
3.  Sight-reading (10 points) Test will include at least two styles: Swing, Rock, Latin
4.  Stylistic Accuracy (10 points)
5.  Rhythmic Stability (20 points) - Demonstrate Swing (fast and slow), Latin (samba and bossa), Brushes (medium swing and ballads) and Funk 

Questions - Jazz Band Representative:  Madeline Wood – United Junior and Senior High Schools– d2jazzband@ilmea.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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