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Audition Material

Students are to prepare and record two contrasting pieces of the student's own choice (there are some resources below, but students are not expected to prepare something from what is provided).


Minimum 2 choruses of improvisation on the blues progression (any key - play-along resources below).

Drummers: play swing, latin & ballad, as well as solo in any style.

Bass: Two contrasting pieces (play melody and bass line), solo & walk on the blues.

Piano/Guitar/Vibes: Two contrasting pieces (melody and comp), solo & comp on the blues.

Potential lead trumpet players: include material that demonstrates range.

Submission Deadline: May 19, 2023

Results Announced: May 24, 2023

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2023

Auditions must be in video format. Once an audition has been recorded, applicants are to email Greg Crowe at and request a personal drop folder into which they will place their video file. Please do not attach your video file to this initial email.

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

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