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Jazzaar Auditions 2020 – January 25

  • Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble (Métropole Funk)
  • Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (Neo Soul Rocks!)

Jazzaar auditions are held to select youth candidates for the two Swiss Youth Ensembles. Applicants from Switzerland are expected to attend the auditions in Aarau while international candidates will be evaluated on their submissions of live recordings. For the 2020 productions, candidates for the following instruments are required to audition in order to be selected:

1. Vocals
2. Woodwinds (flutes, clarinets, saxophones)
3. Brass (trumpets)
4. Rhythm Section (guitars, piano/kbds, drums/perc.)

The candidates to audition will be informed per e-mail about the time and venue of their scheduled appointment.

Here is your hotline to call if you are late or hindered to attend the audition on the 25th Jan. 2020:
079 665 51 81

Please be informed of the Evaluation Criteria for the auditions.

The Jury:

  • Billy Cobham – Jazz Drum legend of the Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • Michael Baker – celebrated drummer and musical director of Whitney Housten, Al Jarreau, Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Bruce Hornsby and many more.

Applicants are requested to prepare for their auditions by learning up a given piece. MP3 files and PDFs of lead sheets for different instruments are provided at this password protected site Downloads – Audition 2020.

Candidates may login with details received per e-mail and download their music on PDF and mp3 formats to prepare for their audition.