JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band auditions are now open

Auditions are now open for the 2021-22 JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band.

The auditions will be in person or online on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
  • Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

Click here to fill out an audition form

Audition requirements for piano, guitar, bass, saxophone, trumpet and trombone:

  • three major and three minor scales (range of the instrument)
  • classical etude or study
  • bebop head or jazz melody
  • improvised solo (optional)
  • sight reading (to be provided)

Established in 2008, the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band is a free music education program available to successful candidates. It provides an opportunity for selected middle- and high-school students to work in an 18-piece jazz ensemble where students develop skills in ensemble playing, improvisation and jazz techniques while interacting in a diverse, professional setting.

The JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band has performed with such jazz luminaries as Randy Brecker, Joey DeFrancesco, Lew Tabakin, Tom Scott, PJ Perry and Guido Basso, and it maintains a busy concert schedule during the year.