Roosevelt Jazz Auditions for 2018-19

Jazz Band Auditions
Auditions for the 2018-19 school year for jazz instrumentalists will take place in early June. These audition sessions usually last several hours each.

The following information is still tentative! Auditions for RETURNING sax and brass players are scheduled for June 4th and 5th after school. Auditions for ALL rhythm players (incoming and returning) will take place on Wednesday, June 6th after school. Auditions for INCOMING sax and brass players will take place on Sunday, June 10th. Exact times will be announced closer to those dates, so please check back here for updates. Remember, this information is still tentative!

Audition requirements and tunes will be posted here a few weeks before the audition dates. Tunes from recent years have included: “All of Me,” “Doxy,” “Solar,” and various other selections from “The Real Book.” Students may also be asked to sight read.

Note that at this time all information here is tentative. Please check back regularly for updates. We will try to firm things up soon but scheduling at the end of the school year is complicated.

Vocal Jazz Auditions
Information for jazz vocalists will be coming soon! Stay tuned.


General Information

Wondering what to expect for a typical Roosevelt Jazz student and family?
Read the Overview Information sheet.

Note: Any student admitted to Roosevelt Vocal Jazz for the 2018-2019 school year must commit to BOTH semesters. There will be no tolerance for unexcused absences, or excessive (over 6) excused absences. Students must attend all rehearsals, performances, festivals and fundraisers.  Any student not meeting this basic standard for participation will be dropped from the class.

Even with four jazz bands and a vocal jazz ensemble, not everyone will be placed in a Roosevelt Jazz group. These are special opportunities for those who are truly interested in performing jazz music. You don’t have to be a super-star; just a motivated young musician who really wants to swing!

Participation in summer jazz camps in addition to private lessons is highly recommended.
Information about summer jazz camps and workshops can be found here.

We are tremendously excited about what is happening with JAZZ at Roosevelt and look forward to hearing many young musicians at auditions!

Scott Brown

Jean-Marie Kent