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Jon Brown
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Jeff Willis
Associate Band Director
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Jazz Studies

Considered "America's Classical Music," UHS is proud to offer two full jazz ensembles. These groups perform at a variety of events throughout the year and allow students to explore the history, technique, and performance of swing, Latin, rock, funk, fusion, and any other style of jazz music! Big Band is by audition only; Introductory Jazz is open to all.

Musicianship Standards

Musicianship Standards - Jazz

All State Improvisatory

Nothin' but Blues (PDF)
Nothin' but Blues (MP3)
Sugar (PDF)
Sugar (MP3)

All County

• All County audition materials are available here.

Auditions

• Please see the Audition Page for more information.
• All jazz band members must also be enrolled in a concert ensemble.

Other Resources

12-bar Blues in F
Benoit Glazer's Jazz Chord Guide
The Ten Commandments of Swing
University of Central Florida Jazz Department
Public Broadcasting Service Jazz Series