Junior Instrumental Jazz Auditions

Click Here for D9 Junior Jazz Audition Materials

1. Prepared Selection 1

  • Winds/Vibes: Now’s the Time - Head Chart

    • Students will be asked to play a total of 3 choruses: The head (Now’s the Time), 12 bars of F Blues Improvisation, and the head again.

    • Click Here for a Now’s the Time play-along track

  • Rhythm: ILMEA Rhythm Section Audition Blues Tune (Click Here to View)

    • Click Here for audio sample of c minor Blues (Bass & Drums Only)

    • Click Here for audio sample of c minor Blues (Piano & Drums Only)

2. Prepared Selection 2

3. Prepared Selection 3

*Trumpet and Trombone players will have option to play excerpts down an octave for a reduced score*


Senior Instrumental Jazz Auditions

Please visit the Instrumental Jazz Division Page for audition material.

District 9 Senior Jazz Students will also prepare an additional required selection from Jim Snidero Jazz Conception Series:
**2019: Lunar
2020: Friends
2021: Great Love

Combo Auditions:
Combo auditions are separate from big band auditions. You must audition for big band in order to audition for the combo. (All material taken from Jamey Aebersold Jazz Improv Series)

**2019
Lullaby of Birdland (Volume 40)
Love for Sale (Volume 40)
Satin Doll (Volume 54)
Cantaloupe Island (Volume 54)

2020
I Know That You Know (Volume 40)
Solar Flair (Volume 54)
Footprints (Volume 54)
Doxy (Volume 54)

2021
Days of Wine and Roses (Volume 40)
Softly as in a Morning Sunshine (Volume 40)
Song for My Father (Volume 54)
Autumn Leaves (Volume 54)


Senior Vocal Jazz Auditions

Please visit the Vocal Jazz Division Page for audition material.