2012-2013 PYLUSD Jam Session Nights

UPDATE: Final jam session changed from 2/21 to 2/20!

In an effort to promote a great jazz experience for all students in the high school jazz programs of PYLUSD, we will be starting a high school jam session series.  These will be modeled after the jam sessions that are run by Jazz at Lincoln Center, during the Essentially Ellington program.  This will give students from all of our high schools a chance to play together, get to know each other, and build an essential knowledge base that is crucial for any musician.

Jam Session Schedule and Location:

  • January 10- Esperanza High School Band Room (Names due by 1-7)
  • January 24- Valencia High School Band Room (Names due by 1-21)
  • February 7- El Dorado High School Band Room (Names due by 2-4)
  • MOVED! February 21February 20- Yorba Linda High School Band Room (Names due 2-18)

All sessions will be from 6-7:30p.m.

Students are only required to attend 1 of the 4, but are welcome to attend as many as they want. In order to ensure the value of the experience for all students participating, directors will turn in the list of students playing on that week’s jam session by Monday of jam week.  All tunes must be memorized, and students will not be able to choose what tune they play on, but each week’s repertoire will be announced one week in advance.

This is not a competitive activity, and points will be awarded only for taking part in the experience.


Now’s the Time- F
Tenor Madness- Bb
Take the A Train- C
Autumn Leaves- Bb
Softly, as a Morning Sunrise- C minor
Speak Low- F
Cottontail- Bb
Maiden Voyage- A minor
Just Squeeze Me (Don’t Tease Me)- F
In a Mellow Tone- Ab
How High the Moon- G
Cherokee- Bb
Sophisticated Lady- Ab
There Will Never Be Another You- Eb
Lester Leaps In-Bb
Lush Life- Db

If you have questions, please contact your director.

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