THE DJC YOUTH ALL-STARS ARE LOOKING FOR DEDICATED HIGH SCHOOL PIANO, BASS, TUBA, AND GUITAR/BANJO PLAYERS
THE AUDITION MUSIC AND RECORDING HAVE NOW BEEN POSTED AT: http://bandresourcesunlimited.com/downloads/.
We have 6 players graduating this year, and we’re looking for 2 replacement high school musicians to take two last spots, since all other positions have now been filled.
WHEN WILL AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE? Sunday (3-4:30pm), May 1st, at St. Andrew’s Village (13801 E. Yale Ave, Aurora). If all positions are not filled on the 1st, we’ll continue to audition on the following Sundays in May.
WHAT EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED? Intermediate to advanced jazz experience is preferred, but classical players are also encouraged to audition.
MONTHLY CLINICIANS: Retired UC-Denver Music Professor Bill Clark, tuba player/leader of the Queen City Jazz Band, is a regular clinician. Additional professional jazz musicians will be doing clinics from time to time as well.
REHEARSALS: Weekly rehearsals take place at the Kolacny Music Studio (28 E. Jewell Ave, Denver), from 6:30 until 9:00pm, each Sunday. Some holiday weekends and a few other Sundays may need to be skipped.
PERFORMANCE GIGS? We feature this all star-band during each monthly Denver Jazz Club session, professional jazz festivals, and performance gigs throughout the area. The Youth All-Stars will be performing at the 2016 Sacramento, Evergreen and Summit Jazz Festivals! They are also taking a performance tour to New Orleans at the beginning of August. We are hoping to perform in Europe during the summer of 2017.
SCHOOL CONFLICTS? No performances or rehearsals conflict with school activities.
COST: Each selected student will be required to become a member of the Denver Jazz Club ($10 yearly fee). The monthly dues (4 weekly sessions) run $140, and are payable at the start of each month.
WILL PAID GIGS REDUCE FUTURE TRIP COSTS? Any money the band is paid will go towards future trip expenses.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? The Denver Jazz Club does have financial assistance available for students who need help with monthly dues and/or private jazz lessons.
MORE INFORMATION & AUDITION SCHEDULING: [email protected] or 303-328-7277. Ed’s complete resume, audition music, and audition recordings can be found at: www.bandresourcesunlimited.com. Additional information can be found at: http://youthallstars.denverjazzclub.com/.