Jazz Workshop Orchestra

2017-18 Jazz Workshop Orchestra Audition Material

All students signed up for the JWO will audition for the appropriate ensemble the first week of classes.  Please be ready with the following material:

All Instruments:

  1. Royal Garden Blues (pick the appropriate instrument part all sections will play the lead part for the audition) – Play the entire part.
  2. Play Doxy and St. Thomas (transpose lead sheet to play in Bflat and C respectively and memorize), play head and solo on these tunes with no sheet music.
  3. Everyone improvises over Bflat and F Blues (rhythm players must comp as well)

Parts and Music available here:



Essentially Ellington Festival – May 10-13, 2017 – Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York

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