JAZZ ASSOCIATION SINGAPORE YOUTH ORCHESTRA (JASSYO!) AUDITIONS 2022

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We are looking out for youth jazz players with the musicality and potential ability to perform in a jazz big band.


Date: 17 Sep 2022
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: 150 Sims Drive, #02-00
Singapore 387381

BIG BAND

ABOUT THE JASS AUDITION

The Jazz Association (Singapore) (JASS) seeks musicians who share our vision to strive for jazz excellence, make jazz inclusive, to develop Singapore into a city of jazz.

The auditions will be held on 17 September 2022, 1:00pm - 4:00pm,

at Music Elements (150 Sims Drive, #02-00, Singapore 387381).

BIG BAND

For all big band instruments, including rhythm section:

  • Sight Reading - to perform a sight reading of a big band chart with reasonable level of accuracy, after given time to read through.
     

  • Perform an improvisation over blues form in the key of  F, over 2 choruses: Now's the Time & Billie's Bounce. Alternatively, applicants may perform a transcription of a solo by a notable improvisor (e.g Charlie Parker).

 

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS:
RHYTHM SECTION

Additional instructions for rhythm section auditions (i.e. piano, guitar, bass, drums):

  • Demonstrate ability to accompany over rhythm changes in the key of Bb, over 2 choruses: Rhythm Changes.

VOCALISTS

Instructions for vocalists:
 

  • Performance of a jazz vocal song of your choice. Please provide a backing track in electronic format (i.e. no CDs).
     

  • Perform an improvisation over blues form in the key of  F, over 2 choruses: Now's the Time & Billie's Bounce. Alternatively, applicants may perform a transcription of a solo by a notable improvisor (e.g Charlie Parker).