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Old 08-06-2010, 04:45 AM
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Default Re: auditon horror stories

Here's a second hand story from a friend who attended a prominent jazz program in NYC:

Apparently, a prospective applicant (trumpet player) went in to an undergraduate audition at this institution only to be surprised by the accompanying band. Not grads, not undergrads. Jack DeJohnette on drums and Kenny Werner on piano! Can't remember who he said was playing bass. Can you imagine, though?

The poor kid sees these guys sitting there ready to play and pisses his pants. In so doing, he also drops his trumpet on the floor and damages the bell of the instrument. To his credit, however, he played through the audition.
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