Navigate Up
Jazz Minor

Audition Requirements

All Players:

  • All major and harmonic minor scales
  • Demonstrate knowledge of chords
    Minor 7, Dominant 7, Major 7
  • Sight reading a standard jazz ensemble part
  • Improvise over a standard form such as a blues progression

Horn players:

  • Prepare one transcribed solo-- published or something you have transcribed

Piano, Guitar, Bass:

  • Comp chord changes in a swing, Latin or funk style

Drum set:

  • Demonstrate different feels:
    Swing, Latin, funk
  • Be able to solo in these styles, trade fours, eights, etc. ...
  • Demonstrate the basic snare drum rudiments


  • Perform a 12-bar blues song of you choice — Recommendation or something similar to: Billies Bounce
    • Play the melody ("head")
    • Improvise on at least three choruses
    • Play the melody ("head") and end the song
  • Perform a chord-melody on a song of your choice.