This top quality high-school band requires solid reading skills with the ability to improvise & play in Jazz styles as a plus. The notes & rhythms on their parts are expected to be learned by the 3rd week of the session so that practicing solos and instrumental technique can take priority. This band trains musicians to solo with a focus on modern Jazz styles ala Herbie Hancock, Woody Shaw, George Garzone etc while creating long lines & 8th note streams. Knowledge of 12 keys is required.
This is a place for excellent high school and younger college musicians to refine their solo skills, tone qualities, intonation control, finger (or slide) techniques & comping styles & interaction.