Dakota Combo 2015-2016 Auditions
SEP 20, 2015
Location: MacPhail Center for Music
MacPhail Center for Music
501 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Instrumentation is flexible, but advanced musicians playing standard jazz instruments are encouraged to audition.Sorry, there will be no vocal positions open again this year. Each student, including drummers, must prepare TWO jazz selections to be performed with a professional rhythm section. Most likely, due to time constraints, only a portion of each song will be performed (i.e. head and a chorus or two only).One tune must be selected from the list below:
Bye Bye Blackbird
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
In Your Own Sweet Way
September in the Rain
Lester Leaps in
The other tune is of the student’s choice and should contrast the style of the first selection.
Be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of jazz scales and chords. You may be asked to play some scales along with your prepared tunes and improvisation.
Drummers – Be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of different jazz styles and grooves. You will be asked to perform some of these styles.
There will be a full “back line” at the audition. This includes a drum set, piano and guitar/bass amplifiers.