Preparation and performance of literature for the big band from 1960 to current contemporary
repertoire. Course emphasizes large group jazz performance of a variety of jazz styles,
sightreading, and jazz improvisation in a big band setting. Open to all students by
audition. Auditions will take place at the first class meeting. Participation at all
scheduled performances is required. Course repetition is required by CSU or UC for
completion of a bachelor’s degree. The limit for this course is four enrollments.
Letter Grade Only
Lab hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: Demonstration, through audition, of intermediate to advanced level proficiency in
instrumental technique, music reading, and jazz improvisation.