South Delta Jazz Fesitval  – Vocal Jazz 2022

Welcome!

 

We are so excited to have you join us in the Delta Vocal Jazz Camp with Jennifer Scott and Laura Harrison!  Laura is writing arrangements for the ensemble portion of the Camp. Additionally, you will be getting music (known as “charts” in the jazz world) and we would like to make sure they are in the correct keys.

We would love to ensure that these materials are suitable for your Vocal Jazz Camp experience. To that end, please provide us with the following recording:

 

Audition Instructions:

 

Please choose one of the following three audition pieces to prepare and video record for us!!

Male Singers: you might want to take all these charts down an octave into a better range for your voice. 

 

Piece #1: Centerpiece 

 

  1. Please choose to do the song in Ab or in F
    1. Short iReal track in Ab (Harry Edison and Coleman Hawkins’ key) – there is a 4 bar intro where they hear the V chord for 4 bars.
    2. Long iReal track in Ab (Harry Edison and Coleman Hawkins’ key)
    3. YouTube recording of Harry Edison and Coleman Hawkins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfTJEwFUYdU
    4. PDF of Centerpiece in Ab
    5. Short iReal track in F (the version I found online with someone singing it – which was harder to find than you would think!)
    6. Long iReal track in F
    7. YouTube recording of said vocalist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu6J1iKNAm8
    8. PDF of Centerpiece in F

 

Piece #2: Honeysuckle Rose

 

  1. Please choose to do the song in Bb or in F
    1. Short iReal track in Bb (Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie key) – there is a 4 bar intro: if they listen to Ella and Count at 1:38, you can hear similar chords that I put in for the intro.
    2. Long iReal track in Bb (Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie)
    3. YouTube recording of Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie. Ella starts singing at 1:44 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PMB-wgHM4Y
    4. PDF of Honeysuckle in Bb
    5. Short iReal track in F (Fats Waller)
    6. Long iReal track in F (Fats Waller)
    7. YouTube recording of Fats Waller – he starts singing at 0:55  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F6n_12c9bo
    8. PDF of Honeysuckle in F

 

 

 

Piece #3: Autumn Leaves

  1. Please choose to do the song in Ab or in F
    1. Short iReal track in G minor (Miles Davis’ key) – there is a 4 bar intro where they hear the last 4 bars of chords.
    2. Long iReal track in G minor ( Miles Davis’ key) 
    3. YouTube recording of Miles Davis: https://youtu.be/CpB7-8SGlJ0
    4. PDF of Autumn Leaves  in G minor
    5. Short iReal track in C minor (I couldn’t find any famous jazz musician singing this as a swing tune!!)
    6. Long iReal track in C minor
    7. PDF of Autumn Leaves in C min