Vocal Jazz Singers

Junior Jazz Band

Kingsley Keys - Junior Jazz Band Chair
Franklin Middle School, Springfield Dist. 186
d4jrjazzband@ilmea.org
 

                                   

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Festival Conductor:  Russ Burch, Taylorville Schools 

Audition selections:

2018 Junior High Jazz Auditions – Cycle 3

1.     Audition Piece - How High the Moon (AUDITION PIECE)

a.     From the Hal Leonard “Easy Jazz Classics” series.

b.     This is the same series District 4 has used for years and should be in your library.

c.     Copies are available in 2018 District 4 Junior Jazz Auditions.

2.     Etude - Basie’s Blues Etude #1

a.     From “Easy Jazz Conception” by Jim Snidero.

b.     You are encouraged to buy a set. Each book includes audio of all etudes, complete with instrument specific examples as well as a play-along.  Approximately $200 ($22.95 per book x 9 books (alto, tenor, bari, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums, guitar).  Several of us have purchased a set already. 

c.     Copies are available in 2018 District 4 Junior Jazz Auditions.

3.     “Standard” Tune - All of Me

a.     Jazz standard from “The Real Book”. 

b.     Copies are available in 2018 District 4 Junior Jazz Auditions.

c.     Winds: play melody only, not memorized.

d.     Piano: play melody only, not memorized

e.     Bass: play the melody and/or the chord changes

f.      Drums: play the melody and/or the rhythm to the tune

g.     Guitar: play the melody and/or chord changes

 

Performance pieces for 2018 Junior High District 4 Jazz Festival:

1.     Manteca. - arr. by Steve Owen (Matrix Publishing Company)

2.     If I Only Had a Brain - arr. by Mike Lewis (Warner Bros. Publisher)

3.     20 Nickels - Doug Beach & George Shutack (Doug Beach Music)

4. How High The Moon, from Hal Leonard Easy Jazz Classic Book

 

*copies will be sent out after the audition process


 

Saxes audition on Alto 1, Tenor 1, or Bari Sax

Trombones audition on Trombone 1

Trumpets audition on Trumpet 1

Piano, Guitar, Bass, and Drums audition on their respective parts 

***No Improvisation or Sight Reading is required for this audition***

 

If you need assistance with music please contact Kingsley Keys  


JH Jazz 2016 (3.2 MB)

Rubric:

Junior Jazz Winds/Brass                   

Part Accuracy – 10

Technique – 10

Rhythm – 10

Interpretation – 10

Stylistic Accuracy – 10

Tone – 10

Intonation – 10

 

Junior Jazz Rhythm

Part Accuracy – 10

Technique – 10

Rhythm – 10

Interpretation – 10

Stylistic Accuracay – 10

Stability - 20

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