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Studio Band

Develop technique, knowledge of jazz style and ability to improvise through standard and contemporary big band repertoire. This highly-selective ensemble records at Fantasy Studios, performs frequently and participates in competitions throughout the U.S. The Studio Band has played at Yoshi’s and Savanna Jazz, as well as jazz festivals in California, New York, Seattle, Idaho, the Vienne Jazz Festival in France and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Full school year commitment is required. Instrumentation: five saxes, five trumpets, five trombones, guitar, piano, bass and drums.

Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm
Dave Eshelman • $225

Fall Quarter
Aug. 20- Dec. 2nd

 

STUDIO BAND AUDITIONS
 
1. Instrumentalists: Please prepare a medium or up tempo jazz standard.  You will play the melody and improvise over the form a capella.  Be prepared to play multiple choruses.  Drummers, prepare to keep time and trade over a medium tempo 12 bar blues. Bassists, guitarists and pianists, be prepared to comp over a 12 bar blues in Bb as well.
 
2. We will have sight reading pieces for you to play.  Trumpeters, please let us know if you’d like to audition for lead trumpet.

 

 

 

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