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Vocalists Wanted

Posted on 20 January 2012

The Young Musicians Programme regional youth jazz ensemble, Jambone, is on the hunt for vocalists for a special project in the spring term 2012. Candidates who are successful will take part in Gateshead International Jazz Festival, performing alongside Jambone on the Concourse in a specially commissioned work by British jazz saxophonist and composer Andy Sheppard.

We are looking for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass lines to be covered, by singers aged 16 to 21. The music has been inspired by African songs so we will be looking for voices that can blend together beautifully, and show depth and feeling through their voice.

Vocalists who are interested in trying out for this fantastic opportunity will be required to:

  • Sing in harmony
  • Take on solos
  • Work independently between rehearsals
  • Work together as a group, as well as with members of Jambone
  • Be able to read music
  • Commit to all the rehearsal dates as outlined below

It promises to be an exciting new work blending different genres and musical styles.

Auditions will take place on Saturday 14th January 2012, with call back on Sunday 15th January 2012.


14th January (timesTBC)
15th January (call back)


Rehearsal 1: 29th January, 2.30-5.30pm

Rehearsal 2: 19th February (additional reh), 2.30-5.30pm

Rehearsal 3: 26th February, 2.30-5.30pm

Rehearsal 4: 18th March, 2.30-5.30pm

Performance day

25th March, 2.30 – 7pm

We will ask that you prepare a piece which you are already working on to demonstrate your ability; we will be providing a pianist.

Audition slots are allocated by appointment only, upon the return of the application form.

To register your interest and request your application form contact stating your name, age and contact number.

The deadline to receive all application forms is Wednesday 25th January 2012.

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