2017-18 Jazz Band Auditions - Drums
- Play grooves and improvisation in the following styles; a medium swing (q = 112) and a funk/rock (q = 100). The required format for performance will consist of the student playing 4 bars of the groove, 8 bars of improv, and 4 bars of the groove. A total of 16 measures will be played for each groove. Style grooves and improvisation will be 50% of the total score.
- Perform the prepared piece “Basie's Blues” in its entirety along with the accompaniment. The accompaniment for the prepared solo can be found below. Use the recording (with drums) to hear your part, but be sure to practice with the recording (without drums) as this will be the accompaniment track that you will play along with during your audition. The prepared piece will be 50% of the total score.