RCC Jazz Auditions for Fall 2020!

Auditions for the fall bands will occur in the first week of the semester (August 24). 

What to prepare for big band auditions:

*A song or etude that you makes you sound good
*Major scales
*Optional improvisation for a song or blues of your choice
*Be prepared to sight read.

For more info, contact Charlie Richard at: charles.richard@rcc.edu

Recent RCC Jazz Awards:

*2020 Downbeat Magazine Winner, Large Jazz Ensemble 
*2020 Western State Jazz Festival, 1st place, Community College Division (Jazz Ensemble), 3rd place (Jazz Lab #1), 4th Place (Jazz Lab #2)
*2019 Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Performance, Large Jazz Ensemble 
*2018 Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Performance, Large Jazz Ensemble
*2017 Downbeat Magazine Winner, Small Combo
*2017 Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Performance, Large Jazz Ensemble
*2017 Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Arrangement, Andrew Valenzuela "On Green Dolphin St."

*2017 Reno Jazz Festival, 2 Year College Big Band 1st Place (Jazz Ensemble)
*2017 Reno Jazz Festival, 2 Year College Big Band 3rd Place (Lab Jazz #1)
*2017 Reno Jazz Festival, Outstanding College Saxophonist, Andrew Valenzuela
*2017 Reno Jazz Festival, Outstanding Musicianship awards: Andrew Alvarado, Luke Bither, Anthony Duran, Diego Fuentes, LJ Manns, Randy Plummer, Alec Richard, Elias Rodriguez, Sebastian Siojo, Andrew Valenzuela 
*2016 Downbeat Magazine Winner, Large Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble in Quarantine performance of
Dan Radlauer's Beyond the 2nd Line

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Picture of RCC Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble in Quarantine performance of
Tom Kubis' Marie's Shuffle

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You can purchase tickets online for upcoming events in the concert hall here:

http://www.landispac.com/events.php