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
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.