Apply below for Brubeck Jazz Summit 2023!

We invite aspiring young jazz artists to apply to join us for a life-changing week of apprenticeship in combo rehearsals, workshops, masterclasses, jam sessions, and performances with artists chosen from an all-star faculty roster. Highly motivated students who are in their sophomore, junior, or senior years of high school at the time of application and international students ages 15-18 at the time of application are eligible to apply. Brass players (trumpet/trombone), saxophonists, guitarists, pianists, bassists, drummers, and vocalists are all encouraged to apply.

Sunday, July 9 - Saturday, July 15, 2023

University of Nevada, Reno, Take Tahoe

Application

For consideration or additional information on scholarship opportunities, please e-mail: Jazz@classicaltahoe.org
  • Audition Material:

    Horns/Pianist/Guitarists/Bassists:

    1. Play a blues melody of your choice and improvise for at least 3 choruses.
    2. Play “In Your Own Sweet Way” by Dave Brubeck with melody and at least 1 chorus of improvisation.
    3. Bassists should demonstrate "walking", soloing is optional (but encouraged)

    *Recordings may be with a live rhythm section or backing track. Audio does not need to be professionally recorded.

    Pianists and Guitarists should “comp” behind another soloist for at least one chorus.”

    Drummers:

    1. Play a blues of your choice with a live band, "comp" for at least 1 chorus and solo and/or trade for at least 3 choruses.
    2. Play “In Your Own Sweet Way” by Dave Brubeck with a live band. "Comp" for at least 1 chorus and solo or trade for at least 1 chorus.

    *Drummers should record one of the above options on brushes. Please record with a live band (can be performed as a duo, but must be playing with at least one other live musician), however audio does not need to be professionally recorded.

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      • Application Fee is $35 through January 31, 2023 (Early Bird Rate). Application fee will increase to $50 on February 1, 2023. When you are ready to finalize your application with fee payment, click Submit. You will be redirected to payment page. Payment can only be made via a credit card.
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