Fall 2021 RCC Jazz Ensemble Audition Information

Auditions are done!

Please go to the

RCC Jazz Ensembles

Page for the results. 

What to record for big band auditions for Jazz Ensemble, Lab Jazz Band #1 and Lab Jazz Band #2:

*A song or etude that you makes you sound good (piano, guitar and vibes please include comping)
*Your D, Eb, E, and F Major scales in 2 octaves if possible, up and down with jazz phrasing
*Optional improvisation for a song or blues of your choice
*The melody to Yardbird Suite (easily found in fakebooks or online)
*Drum set: record a swing groove at 60 and 120, Bossa nova at 120, funk at 60, samba and 240, inlcude time and soloing on each

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Evening Jazz Ensembles auditions will be arragned with the appropriate directors. 

Mondays 7:30pm-9:30, Kevin Mayse & Charlie Richard, directors, kevin.mayse@rcc.edu, charles.richard@rcc.edu

Tuesdays 7:30pm-9:30, Brian McNair, director, Brian.McNair@rccd.edu

Thursdays 7:30pm-9:30, Steven Ragsdale, director, sragsdalemusic@gmail.com

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Auditions

Combo Auditions

There will be multiple combos with meeting times arranged to fit the students' schedules. We have the combo meeting and organization of students on the first Friday of the semester at 1:15pm in the band room. At that meeting we'll match up students with similar backgrounds, ability and schedules.