2017/2018 JAZZ Audition Info

Jazz & Rhythm Audition Times & Location

  • Brass and Saxes:  June 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  in room 1410 (Hale Band Room).
  • Rhythm Section: June 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room 1410  (Hale Band Room).

Winds (Saxes, Trumpet, and Trombone):

  • 7 Blues scales with arpeggios (2 minute time limit )
  • Jazz excerpt Stellar*, Measures 1-32, with the recorded accompaniment track.
  • Sight Reading
  • Improv on Concert Bb 12 Bar Blues

Piano, Guitar, Bass:

  • 7 Blues scales with arpeggios (2 minute time limit)
  • Jazz excerpt Stellar*, Measures 1-32, with the recorded accompaniment track.
    • Play once through solo as written.
    • Play once through walking/comping over the changes.
  • Sight Reading
  • Improv on Concert Bb 12 Bar Blues
  • Drums:
  • Applicant must demonstrate rhythmic and “groove” competency in the following musical styles: Moderate Swing, “Double Time” Swing, Funk/Rock, and Bossa Nova. Lessons on the styles are available at the following link.
  • Jazz excerpt Stellar*, Measures 1-32, with the recorded accompaniment track.
    • Play once through solo as written.
    • Play once through fill/comping over the changes.
  • Sight Reading

The audio files are in mp3 format. You may listen to the audio file on your computer, or use your computer to transfer the track to an mp3 player. The solo and backgrounds are on the track labeled “with solo.”  For your audition you will be playing the solo only with the background track. You can practice by using the link labeled “w/o solo.” 

If you have questions or concerns about the Jazz auditions please contact Mr. Rowe at dsrowe@seattleschools.org or by phone at 206-851-6141

Click on link below for Audition Parts:

Hale Jazz Auditions 2017 v2

*Parts are included in the .pdf file of all parts. Scroll down and find the part you need and print the appropriate page(s) from the file.