Capital District Jazz presents its
Fall/Winter 2015 Select High School Jazz Band
with guest artist Jerry Weldon
December 4-5, 2015
Directed by Keith Pray and Dr. Arthur Falbush
Congratulations to the following musicians who successfully auctioned for this year's
Select High School Jazz Band:
Saxophones: Tea Mottolese, Awan Jenkins
Henry Fernandez, Chris Campanella, John Rathbone
Trumpets: Jacob Ali, Stephen Ryan, Olivia Canavan, Mahesh Rajkumar
Trombones: Zechariah Gainey, Noah Wilkerson, Breanna Burns, Erica Meidenbauer
Bass: Joe Quinn
Drums: Quinton Cain, Mike O'Neil
Click on the link below to pay the $40 registration fee.
We'll see you on December 4!!!
This two-day event will consist of big band rehearsals, clinics and improvisation master classes and will conclude with a performance by the Select Jazz Band and special guest saxophonist Jerry Weldon
Friday, December 4: Rehearsal 5-9 pm at Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Saturday, December 5: Rehearsal 10 am to 2 pm at SCCC, CONCERT 4pm at SCCC
To apply, students must submit an application and audition video (details below).
Application deadline is Friday, October 30, 2015.
Notification will be made VIA E-MAIL by Friday, November 6, 2015.
There is a $40 participation fee per student due upon notification of acceptance.
Financial assistance is available on a need basis.
Audition materials can be submitted via email to info(at)cdjazz.org or via mail to:
Captial District Jazz, 92 Edward St., Cohoes, NY 12047.
To be considered, applicants need to video record themselves performing the audition materials. Recording quality is NOT a factor (Video recorders, cellphones etc. are all acceptable media), however prompt delivery of the video is essential. If the material is not able to be viewed, then the applicant will NOT be considered. Possible delivery formats include but are not limited to: Dropbox, Youtube, Yousendit or other web based services. The key is to make sure we are able to view the video. Although it's not a requirement to improvise on your audition, it is strongly recommended. If you wish to include a sample of your improvisational abilities, please use the backing track below.
Click on your instrument below to download audition music:
to download application.
for an improvisation backing track (Concert F blues - 3 choruses)