Larkin High School Jazz
Jazz Band Auditions
Jazz band 1 auditions will consist of one prepared selection (great love first 16 bars) and one short improvised performance on F blues. You can find all materials below including parts and play along tracks. Audition will take place after school on Tuesday September 14th and Thursday September 16th. A sign up sheet will be posted in the Band Room the week of Labor Day. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Lambert.
Larkin Jazz Band 1 (Lab Band) Audition Etudes and Play-Alongs
Larkin Jazz Band Audition Solo Changes and Play-Alongs
Download and scroll down to the correct transposition for your instruments:
C - Flute, Trombone, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums
Bb - Trumpets, Tenor Sax
Eb - Alto and Bari Sax
PLAY-ALONG TRACK FOR WINDS, BASS, DRUMS
PLAY-ALONG FOR PIANO AND GUITAR
Elgin Area Jam Session
WHEN - The third Wednesday of each month (dates below) from 6:00 - 7:30:
WHERE - Dream Hub, 51 S. Grove, Elgin, IL
WHO - Open to any high school or collegiate age players. Advanced middle school students may also attend.
WHAT - The session will mostly be jazz standards. On the Larkin band website, there is a suggested list of tunes to know and for which there will be lead sheets provided. Students are welcome to call a tune not listed.
A drum set, keyboard, and bass/guitar/piano amps will all be provided.
Autumn Leaves (g minor)
Take the A Train
Straight No Chaser (in F)
Strasbourg St. Denis (Recording) (Playalong)
Bye Bye Blackbird
Have you Met Miss Jones?
How High the Moon?
There Will Never Be Another You
Yes or No
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise