Vocal Jazz Singers

Senior Jazz Band

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district representative: will brocker

d9srjazzband@ilmea.org

 

festival conductors:

Jazz Combo: Xavier Davis

Jazz Band 1: Thomas Birkner

Jazz Band 2: In Process, hope to name very soon

Jazz Band 3: Dan Moore & Kevin Schoenbach

 

festival repertoire: tbd

 

Big Band audition materials:        

 

 2019 ILMEA Big Band Chart – Clue’s Blues – By Scott Ninmer 

 

·         'Great Love' etude by Jim Snidero - from his book “Jazz Conception”

 

·         F Blues using “Now’s the Time/Billie’s Bounce” track from Jamey Aebersold Book #6. Click here to download practice track.

 

    • Students will not play the head/melody of the tune, but will instead start right on the improvisation.
    • Students will play two (or more) choruses, decided at the discretion of the judge.

 

·         Brief sight-reading excerpt

 



 

Combo AUDITION MATERIALS:   

Combo auditions are separate from big band auditions. You must audition for big band in order to audition for combo.


Combo/Snidero Etude Rotation

2018 & 2021:  

Snidero: Great Love

Combo: Days of Wine and Roses

(Jamey Aebersold Jazz Improv Series VOL. 40)

Softly As in a Morning Sunshine (vol. 40)

Song for My Father (VOL.54)

Autumn Leaves (vol.54)


2019 & 2022:

Snidero: Lunar

Combo: Lullaby of BirdlanD (VOL. 40)

Love For Sale (vol. 40)

Watermelon Man (VOL. 54)

Satin Doll (vol. 54)


2020 & 2023:

SNIDERO: FRIENDS

COMBO: I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW (VOL.40)

SOLAR FLAIR (VOL.54)

FOOTPRINTS (VOL.54)

DOXY (VOL.54)

 

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