All-State Jazz

All-State Jazz Audition Policies and Procedures

Click here for a PDF version of the Jazz Audition Policies and Procedures (Revised 2021)

2021-2022 TMEA All-State Jazz Audition Material

It is required that each school that has a student or students auditioning for TMEA Region and All-State Jazz purchase a FULL packet, which includes the drum and improv play along recordings. You may distribute the music to teachers and students at your school, but packets should not be shared between schools.

Buy a Full Packet
$30

Individual Instrument Packets

Individual instrument packets have been provided so that students and private lesson teachers can get the music quickly. Individual instrument packets, which include the play along recordings, are for individual use only and cannot be distributed.

More information and MIDI practice files of the jazz etudes can be found on the Texas Jazz Education Association website.

Jazz Audition Material Errata & TBA Student Day Video Presentations

This page is the official location for posting of TMEA jazz audition material errata.

IMPROVISATION – Demonstration Video

  • No errata at this time.

SAXOPHONE – Demonstration Video

  • No errata at this time.

TRUMPET – Demonstration Video

  • No errata at this time.

TENOR TROMBONE – Demonstration Video

  • No errata at this time.

BASS TROMBONE – Demonstration Video

  • No errata at this time.

DRUMS – Demonstration Video

  • Kangaroo Bruise Blues
    • There is a corrected drum part for Kangaroo Bruise Blues. The original part contained two extra bars between letter E to the end of the chart and a fill has been added in bar 94. The updated file has “Updated 20210611” in the file name. (posted 6/11/2021)
  • Chicken and Waffles
    • There is a corrected play along recording for Chicken and Waffles. This new recording fixed a slight time issue that occurred at E. The updated file has “Updated 20210611” in the file name. (posted 6/11/2021)

JAZZ GUITAR – Demonstration Video

  • No errata at this time.

BASS GUITAR – Demonstration Video

  • Etude 2
    • m. 9 – The upbeat of beat 4 is an E natural.  The flat does not transfer between octaves in the same bar. (posted 6/24/2021)
  • Etude 3
    • m. 9  – The chord should be Gmin7 (posted 6/24/2021)
    • m. 15 – Beat 2 should be a Db not a D Natural. The upbeat of beat 3 should be an Eb not an E natural. (posted 6/24/2021)

PIANO – Demonstration Video

  • Etude 1
    • Tempo can be played quarter = 150-170 (posted 6/2/2021)
    • m. 17 –  the chord should be Ebmaj7, not Emaj7 (posted 6/2/2021)
  • Etude 3
    • Tempo can be played quarter = 95-110 (posted 6/2/2021)

 

TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble Instrumentation

Instrument Jazz Ensemble I Jazz Ensemble II
Alto Saxophone 2 2
Tenor Saxophone 2 2
Baritone Saxophone 1 1
Trumpet 5 5
Tenor Trombone 3 3
Bass Trombone 2 2
Drums 2 2
Jazz Guitar 1 1
Bass Guitar 1 1
Piano 1 1