WY All-State Jazz Band



A List of required audition materials and instructions is listed below for each instrument.  Please read all instructions, as they have changed slightly from last year.


1.  Each participant or their music director must be a member of the Wyoming Jazz Educators.  To become a member, click on membership information to the left.


2. Audition etude mp3 files may be uploaded at https://www.Bandworld.org/Audition.aspx?eID=131.  You will need an email address, and an account with Bandworld to upload audition files.


3. The Audition deadline is Friday December 5, 2014.


4. Be certain to upload mp3 files according to the instructions given for each track.  Once you upload files, listen to each one again to be sure that the correct file is uploaded.


5. You may only submit one all-state jazz band audition (Multiple auditions are not allowed).


6. Do not have any extra material on the audition recording (No talking, revealing your school, director, or name).


7. All State Jazz Band Auditions are open to 9-12 grade students only.


8. Directors need to be clear and follow directions on numbering and identifying audition tracks.  Be sure to check with the individual requirements to number and group tracks correctly.  Again, there should be NO TALKING at all on any tracks.


Alto Sax


Track #1- Prepared tune-Billies Bounce, performed with included Mp3 play-along recording. Play the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Key Center: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending.  Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1 Up Swing


Track #4 Jazz Etude #2 Swing Ballad


Alto Sax Key Center pdf file here

Alto Sax Jazz standard mp3 recording here

Alto Sax Jazz standard pdf file here

Alto Sax Jazz etude pdf file here


Tenor Sax


Track #1- Prepared tune-Billies Bounce, performed with included Mp3 play-along recording. Play the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Key Center: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending.  Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1 Up Swing


Track #4 Jazz Etude #2 Swing Ballad


Tenor Sax Key Center pdf file here

Tenor Sax Jazz standard mp3 recording here

Tenor Sax Jazz standard pdf file here

Tenor Sax Jazz etude pdf file here


Baritone Sax


Track #1- Prepared tune-Billies Bounce, performed with included Mp3 play-along recording. Play the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Key Center: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending.  Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1 Up Swing


Track #4 Jazz Etude #2 Swing Ballad


Track #5 Bari Sax Etude


Bari Sax Key Center pdf file here

Bari Sax Jazz standard mp3 recording here

Bari Sax Jazz standard pdf file here

Bari Sax Jazz etude pdf file here


Trombone


Track #1- Prepared tune-Billies Bounce, performed with included Mp3 play-along recording.  Play the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Key Center: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending.  Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1 Moderate Swing


Track #4 Jazz Etude #2 Bossa Nova


Track #5 Bass Bone Etude (optional)


Trombone Key Center pdf file here

Trombone Jazz standard mp3 recording here

Trombone Jazz standard pdf file here

Trombone Jazz etude pdf file here


Trumpet


Track #1- Prepared tune-Billies Bounce, performed with included play-along recording.  Play the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Key Center: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending.  Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1 Up Swing


Track #4 Jazz Etude #2 Latin


Track #5 Lead Trumpet Etude (optional)


Trumpet Key Center pdf file here

Trumpet Jazz standard mp3 recording here

Trumpet Jazz standard pdf file here

Trumpet Jazz etude pdf file here


Piano


Track #1- Prepared tune-Billies Bounce, performed with included Mp3 play-along recording.  Play the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Key Center: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending.  Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Chords Key of C, F, G- Demonstrate voicings of four basic chords: Major 7, Dominant 7, minor 7, and minor 7b5.


Track #4 Jazz Etude #1 Relaxed Swing


Track #5 Jazz Etude #2 Bossa Nova


Piano Key Center pdf file here

Piano Jazz standard mp3 recording here

Piano Jazz standard pdf file here

Piano Jazz etude pdf file here


Electric or Upright Bass


Track #1- Prepared tune-Billies Bounce, performed with included Mp3 play-along recording.  Play the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Key Center: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending.  Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Walk- play a walking bass line on at least two choruses of a blues progression in Bb.Tempo qt.=120.


Track #4 Jazz Etude #1 Moderate Swing


Track #5 Jazz Etude #2 Shuffle Funk


Bass Key Center pdf. file here

Bass Jazz standard mp3 recording here

Bass Jazz standard pdf file here

Bass Jazz etude pdf file here


Guitar


Track #1- Prepared tune-Billies Bounce, performed with included Mp3 play-along recording.  Play the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Chords Key of C, F, G- Demonstrate voicings of four basic chords: Major 7, Dominant 7, minor 7, and minor 7b5.


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1 Moderate Swing


Track #4 Jazz Etude #2 Bossa Nova


Guitar Jazz standard mp3 recording here

Guitar Jazz standard pdf file here

Guitar Jazz etude pdf file here


Drum Set


Track #1- Prepared tune-Billies Bounce, performed with included Mp3 play-along recording.  Play the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Demonstrate Time/Style-Play 16 measures (4/4 time) of swing, followed immediately by 16 bars of Latin.


Track #3 Demonstrate time/Style-Play 16 measures (4/4 time) of funk/rock, followed immediately by 16 measures (4/4 time) of swing time with brushes.


Track #4 Jazz Etude #1 Moderate Swing


Drums Jazz standard mp3 recording here

Drums Jazz standard pdf file here

Drums Jazz etude pdf file here