ensembles_bluesrock

The Blues/Rock Ensemble is an intermediate/advanced level performance group that consists of 2 guitars, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, keyboard, bass, and drum set.

Repertoire includes instrumental jazz-rock, blues-rock, and funk-rock styles by groups like Jeff Beck, The Meters, and Soullive. Auditions are mandatory to participate.

Information about the audition will be discussed during the first class meeting. The audition will take place during the 2nd class meeting. Melodic instruments are required to learn the instrumental melody and then improvise over the song form. Chordal instruments are required to accompany the soloists. Bass players need to learn the bass line and may be asked to improvise over the song form as well. Drummers need to learn their parts and demonstrate the ability to play with the ensemble.