Jazz I Auditions

Dear Students, Here is the Jazz I audition info for the 2023-2024 school year.

What is Jazz I Band?

  • Jazz I is composed of a select group of advanced students that perform a wide variety of jazz literature. The jazz style and improvisational techniques are explored, developed and refined. The Jazz Ensemble performs at regional festivals and competitions in the winter and spring. In addition to performing standards, the jazz ensemble is always experimenting with newly composed jazz material from internationally known artists.
  • Jazz I will meet every morning from 7:30am-8:20am and is a graded class.
  • Jazz I auditions are for enthusiastic musicians who are committed to preparing their parts and showing up on time and ready to play every rehearsal and every gig!

Audition Info

  • Submit a video recording of your audition to bstai@sherwood.k12.or.us by Friday, June 9. 
  • Results will be posted on Tuesday, June 13 at 3:20pm. Mr. Stai will contact the counseling office to make sure that the jazz class is added to the student’s schedules.
  • Feel free to email Mr. Stai questions at bstai@sherwood.k12.or.us

Jazz I Audition Info Packet 2023

Audition Music – A Warm Breeze

Audition Music – Switch in Time

Audition Music – Bass – April in Paris

Backing Track – A Warm Breeze

Backing Track – Switch in Time

Backing Track – Fast Blues in B-flat

Jazz Combo – Combo rehearsals won’t start until we are in person.

Jazz Ensemble 2 will begin mid-November with no audition necessary as long as you are enrolled in a band class.