Jazz Trombones

Instrumental Jazz


2018 IMEC Conductors 

Honors Jazz Ensemble – Antonio Garcia, Virginia Commonwealth University
Honors Jazz Combo – Geof Bradfield, Northern Illinois University
All-State Jazz Ensemble – Josh Thompson, Lake Zurich High School

 

SENIOR LEVEL 2017-18 INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ REQUIRED SELECTION


A Question of Hope

Antonio J. Garcia

Kendor Music Publications #43362

Kendor Website Link

 

 

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 comission "A Question of Hope."

Garcia Down Beat Article Link

 

SENIOR LEVEL INSTRUMENTAL IMPROVISATION MATERIALS

Auditions for the All-State Ensembles at the IMEC in January will utilize Billie's Bounce for all students, and Bb Rhythm changes for those who choose to audition for the Honors Jazz Combo.   Each district will use either Billie's Bounce, or the Aebersold version of F blues.  Please check your district website to confirm the correct improvisation for your district audition.

 

Purchase Jamey Aebersold "All Bird" Play-along

Purchase Jamey Aebersold "Now's The Time/Billie's Bounce" mp3

Billie's Bounce audition/rehearsal track w/piano

Billie's Bounce audition/rehearsal track without piano

Link to transposed  lead sheets for Billie's Bounce (NOTE: For study and rehearsal only - melody is not part of the audition assessment.)

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

Purchase Jamie Aebersold “F Blues”

 

 

ILMEA JAZZ RETIRED SIGHT READING EXAMPLES, composed by Doug Stone


Directors and students are encouarage to download these materials for sight reading practice.  New material will be used for future auditions, composed by Adam Larson

 

Jazz Saxophone (1.9 MB)

Jazz Trumpet (760.3 KB)

Jazz Trombone (784.7 KB)

Jazz Bass Trombone (172.6 KB)

Jazz Piano-Guitar-Vibes (3.3 MB)

Jazz String-Electric Bass (1.5 MB)

Jazz Drum Set (914.6 KB)

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