2018-19 Jazz Workshop Orchestra

2018-19 Jazz Workshop Orchestra Audition Material

All students enrolled in the Jazz Workshop Orchestra will audition into bands that are leveled to the student’s specific abilities in reading, performing in jazz idioms and also improvising.

Reading and Style – All students will learn the 1st parts of the following charts – Days of Wine and Roses and Four Brothers.  This means if you play alto sax, tenor sax, trombone or trumpet learn the 1st part of that section.  Rhythm section players learn the arrangement.  For Fables of Faubus you are supplied a C lead sheet (you will have to do any transposition necessary).  Read the story behind this piece, learn more about Charles Mingus, learn the chart as if you will be playing this with a small combo.

Improvisation – There are PDF lead sheets to both Days of Wind And Roses and Four Brothers.  Learn the changes and be able to solo on both tunes.  Be prepared to solo on blues in Bflat.

LISTEN TO RECORDINGS OF ALL THE CHARTS!  THIS WILL BE YOUR GUIDE TO STYLE, ARTICULATION, FEEL AND IMPROVISATION IDEAS.  KNOW THE DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE TUNE ON RECORDINGS (BIG BAND TUNES HAVE COMBO VERSIONS THAT MUST BE STUDIED BEFORE YOUR AUDITION).

BE READY THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL FOR YOUR AUDITION.

Days Of Wine And Roses – FULL Big Band – Barduhn

Four Brothers – parts

Fables of Faubus Mingus

FourBrothers

DaysOfWineAndRoses

CHARLES MINGUS HIGH SCHOOL FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION – APRIL 19-23, 2018 –  RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY

DSA Band Alumni meet the band and Mr. Hammond for a night on the town. Alums John Bickle (4th from left), Scott Chiu (5th from left), Max Moore (6th from left), Ally Chapel (8th from left), Rico Jones (10th from left) and Cianci Melo (far right).

Mr. Hammond with alumni Liam Broderick at the Alumni party.

Impulse plays the festival to rave reviews!

Rico Jones (left) and Max Moore (right) at the Bands alumni party in New York.

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

KUVO Performance 4/11/17 – Listen Here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xeen6hksvberexa/Chinoiserie.wav?dl=0