The Asheville Jazz Orchestra, a 17 piece big band made up of professional musicians, music teachers and other serious players based in western North Carolina, will be hosting an open reading session on Tuesday January 24th at 7 PM to 9 PM. We’ll be meeting in the basement of Trinity United Methodist Church in west Asheville (587 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC). You’ll want to come around the back of the church and use the ramp entrance to the left of the stairs.
While the band is using this rehearsal as a chance to try out some new material for some upcoming gigs, this would be a great opportunity for musicians who haven’t played with us before to get to know the book and for us to get to know players looking to join our sub list. Students looking for sight reading experience are welcome and encouraged to come sit in. Composers and arrangers are encouraged to bring charts for us to try out. Please pass the word around and let anyone in the area who might be interested in jamming with us in an informal and low pressure situation.
Although there may be some extras, you’ll probably want to bring your own music stand/amp/cables/etc.
In order for me to ensure that we have key parts covered, please drop me a line to let me know if you plan on coming (although you’re welcome to show up anyway).
I hope to see some of you next Tuesday!