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Youth Jazz Orchestra


Auditions

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
1–8pm
Daniels Pavilion at Artis—Naples

Audition Registration

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Auditions must be scheduled in advance. The fee for the audition is $15 for those who are not currently a member of other youth ensemble groups at Artis—Naples. The NPYJO accepts students between the ages of 12 and 17. Auditions for the 2019-20 Season are now open. For additional information, please email YouthJazzOrchestra@artisnaples.org.

Audition Materials

Blues Improvisation
Students will be asked to improvise over a medium tempo B-flat concert blues:

  • Trombone, piano, guitar, bass, vibraphone: B-Flat blues
  • Trumpet and tenor saxophone: C blues
  • Alto and baritone saxophone: G blues

Solo Piece
Student should prepare a solo piece of choice. Examples include:

  • Play the melody and/or improvise on a standard tune
  • Play the melody and/or improvise on a jazz original
  • Play the melody on a ballad
  • Play a solo transcription
  • Play a jazz etude

Rhythm Section Addendum (piano, guitar, bass, drums):

  • Piano and guitar will be asked to comp and create own voicings from chord changes (not required to participate)
  • Bass will be asked to walk and create own bass line from chord changes (not required to participate)
  • Drums are asked to demonstrate swing and Latin styles (bossa nova and Afro-Cuban)

The Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra (NPYJO) celebrates its fifth year in 2019-20. Nearly 20 students from Lee and Collier county have auditioned and been accepted to participate in the newest student ensemble.

The NPYJO is an educational ensemble that has grown out of the success of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and the All That Jazz series. Led by Dan Miller, trumpeter for the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra, the NPYJO will study the repertoire and arrangements of jazz greats, such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Students will also study jazz improvisation, small group arranging and original jazz composition techniques. 

Dan Miller

Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra Director

  Meet Dan


  2019-20 Youth Jazz Orchestra Schedule
  2019-20 Membership Handbook
  Excused Absence Request


Concerts

2019-20 Season Concerts:
 

  Winter Concert
     December 15, 2019 • 7pm

  Spring Concert
     February 26, 2020 • 7pm

  Year-End Concert
     May 6, 2020 • 7pm


The Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra is sponsored by a generous gift from Marie and Bill Pastore


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