There's a highschool sextet-combo that plays down at a local jazz club in town (every Saturday, 6-8) and I really want to get in. I think it would be a great way to start taking music seriously and challenge myself.
i talked with the club owner and told him that, but my fear is that i may not be ready. I've been playing 6 years, mainly played out of Vol. 54 and know a few other tunes (all the things you are, a lot of blues tunes, footprints), while he says that they mainly play wayne shorter, and tunes like 'donna lee'. I am also only going to be a sophomore, and most of the guys in the combo are seniors.
The 'audition' is a jazz jam session with a local flutist who is experienced, and the club owner said to come with a 'few tunes in mind.'
So, does anyone have an suggestions for tunes, or advice in general? Should i audition at all? I think I definitely want to play 'the Girl From Ipanema' because i can get through the changes really well, and maybe a blues? Maybe i'm being too anxious?