Saint Louis Big Band and Combo Auditions

Reservations are now open to participate in auditions to join the Saint Louis Big Band & Combo conducted by Maestro Antonio Solimene.

Auditions are open for all instruments and voices:

  • male voices
  • female voices
  • woodwinds: trumpet, trombone, saxophone
  • guitar
  • plan
  • bass
  • battery

Selections are also open to outsiders.

On the other hand, for those who are Saint Louis students, it is possible to participate in the Big Band while already attending an ensemble music workshop in A.Y. 2023/24.

Auditions will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5, from h 12:30 and Thursday, Oct. 12, from h 4:30 p.m., at the headquarters on Cimarra Street, 19/b.
Following this, Big Band meetings will be held every week, also on Thursdays, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (starting Oct. 19, 2023).

Reservations are required to participate in the auditions.

The Saint Louis Big Band, conducted by M° Antonio Solimene, is an orchestral formation that fully respects the classical big band structure, namely: 4 Trumpets, 5 Saxes, Trombones, Rhythm Section, 6 Choristers.

The lineup, formed in September 2007, has to its credit participation in many prestigious jazz festivals such as Villa Celimontana Jazz, Atina Jazz, Brindisi in Jazz, Nick La Rocca Jazz Festival, and numerous collaborations with internationally renowned artists, such as Kurt Elling, Peppe Servillo, Gegè Telesforo, Rosario Giuliani, Daniele Scannapieco, Marcello Rosa.

A dynamic formation in style with the mission of promoting new talent, the Saint Louis Combo, again directed by Maestro Antonio Solimene, is a lean ensemble, consisting of vocals, rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass, drums), 6 horns-the beating heart of the group-and all the energy of a Big Band, in pocket size!

Combo’s strong point is its extreme flexibility and adaptability: depending on the context and the project, the ensemble uses various collaborations with singers, choirs, and electronic music artists.

The repertoire is original and innovative, moving from standards of the jazz tradition to contaminate, refresh, and challenge itself, thanks to arrangements specially created by the students of the Saint Louis Composition and Arrangement course.

Space is also given to American pop repertoire and original compositions, again by young musicians of St. Louis background.

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