The biennial Jazz Flute Big Band Audition will select a minimum of 18 players (sections consisting of C flute/double on piccolo (optional), alto, bass, and contrabass flutes) to perform with a rhythm section consisting of piano, bass, and drums with leader Yuko Hoshi during the 2021 NFA Convention. A select group of soloists will be chosen from the winning entrants to be featured on improvised solos for the performance. Entrants may play either piccolo, C flute, alto flute, or bass flute on their recordings. Audition repertoire should be played with a play-along recording (i.e., Aebersold, Band-in-a-Box, iRealb).
Coordinated by the NFA Jazz Flute Big Band Artistic Coordinator Yuko Hoshi, the winners of the JFBB Audition will have the opportunity to:
New in 2021: players who have previously performed with the JFBB will automatically be invited to perform. However, everyone must submit an application and recording, for both placement and solo opportunities.
All entrants must submit their entry, upload recordings/supplemental materials, and pay competition and membership fees by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time, Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Each piece should be uploaded as a separate file in the following order. All uploaded files must be audio recordings. No videos are allowed.