There are 3 short videos, under a minute a piece to submit to audition for jazz singers, as well as a Google Form to fill out. Videos should be shared with Professor Gwinnell via Google at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please label videos with "jazz singers 2022", last name and number. (ex. Jazz Singers 2022 Gwinnell 1) The number is for video 1,2,3a, or 3b
Audition deadline is Sept, 1st 2022 and results will be posted shortly after.
1. Sing, a cappella, with a warm, pop pronounced, straight tone, m.52-59 of the provided arrangement of “Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me” at quarter note=80. Please use a swing feel. Choose the voice most comfortable to your range.
2. Send video of yourself singing Autumn Leaves with backing track.
Autumn Leaves Backing Track in Cm
Sing from 1:09 to 2:01 (one time through the song)
Above is a downloadble lead sheet of Autumn Leaves in C minor. Remember that a lead sheet is just the frame of the song and you can and should interpret the melody in your own style. How interpretive you are is up to you.
3A. Choose an excerpt of your choice of jazz, pop, or Great American Songbook tune that demonstrates your vocal ability. OR
3B. Improvise (scat) over F Blues at a medium swing tempo using the backing track below: