Jazz Clinic 22-23

2022-23 Tennessee All-State Jazz Prepared Music

  Sax  
  Trumpet  
  Trombone  
  Bass Trombone  
  Piano  
  Guitar  
  Bass  
  Drum Set  
  Auxiliary Percussion  

Jazz Clinic Director’s Tip Sheet (Updated 9/11/20)

As in the past, each studentwill perform two (2) prepared pieces, plus sight-reading, plus improv (drum set will perform styles in place of improv – see below). 

IMPROV: F Blues (from Jamey Aebersold Vol. 42 “Blues in All Keys” – track 8) AND the Slower of the two versions of the Bb Rhythm Changes in Volume 47. Each student will listen to one (1) chorus and play for two (2) choruses.

Rhythm Changes Cheat Sheet

Rhythm Changes in Bb – Lead Sheets

Jamey Simmons, Director of Jazz Studies at MTSU, and Joe Davidian, jazz piano instructor at MTSU, have provided the following informative videos to assist our students as they prepare the F Blues for their regional and All-State jazz auditions.

Video #1

Video #2

DRUMSET:
Will perform two (2) prepared pieces, plus sight-reading, plus styles (in place of improv). The styles are to be performed as follows:
8 bars of swing @ 220
8 bars of funk/rock @ 100
8 bars of samba @ 120

Below is a PDF and a Spotify link to help with drumset:

Drum Set Grooves PDF

Percussive Arts Society Spotify Playlist for Drummers

AUX PERCUSSION: Involves Vibes and Auxiliary Percussion. Each student will sight-read on Vibes and Congas. Improv will take place on Vibes.

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