Fairfax – Piano Festival

Jazz and Blues Festival

Springfield Music Club

Every October in Fairfax.

About

The Jazz Blues Festival gives students the opportunity to explore music from the jazz-blues idiom. This is a non-competitive event open to any student that is able to prepare to memorized jazz-blues pieces. Students play their pieces in front of two judges along with small group of other students and parents. After their performance, students also have the option to play along with a percussionist.

Below are what jazz songs sound like.

How It Works

Students begin preparing the festival pieces in the Spring. Students can choose from the following options:

  • Solo Performance
    • One original student composition
    • One choice composition
  • Solo Performance
    • Two choice composition
  • Duet Performance
    • Two duet compositiosn

Registration for the festival is in September. The rehearsal class for the festival is always in October.

Forms

Fairfax – Piano Festival – Judging Sheets

 

Reminders

  • Students must prepare two pieces.
    • Soloists – both must memorized.
  • Arrangements are fine.
  • Pieces must be 16 or more measures.
  • Students must remember to bring their music.

Past Student Compositions

Choice Pieces

Choose one or two pieces from the list below.

Level 1

Title: Little Boogie, Jr.
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Little Boogie, Jr.

Title: Littlest Boogie
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Littlest Boogie

Level 2

Title: Stompin’ Boogie
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Stompin' Boogie

Title: Little Boogie
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Little Boogie

Title: Cool Cats
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Cool Cats

Title: Escapade
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Escapade

Level 3

Title: Alakazam
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Alakazam

Title: I’ve Got the Blues
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Jazz and Blues Sample - I've Got the Blues

Title: Sneaky Boogie, Jr.
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Sneaky Boogie, Jr.

Title: Boogie Town
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Boogie Town

Title: Jazz Tune
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Jazz Tune

Title: I’ve Got Rhythm
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Jazz and Blues Sample - I've Got Rhythm

Level 4

Title: Sneaky Boogie
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Sneaky Boogie

Level 5

Title: Hanging Around
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Hanging Around

Title: These Gridlock Blues
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Jazz and Blues Sample - These Gridlock Blues

Title: Forgot My Homework Blues
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Forgot My Homework Blues

Title: Snoop Patrol
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Snoop Patrol

Title: Blues Town
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Blues Town

Title: Foot Tap, Finger Snap
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Foot Tap, Finger Snap

Level 6

Title: Afternoon Break
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Afternoon Break

Title: The Entertainer
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Jazz and Blues Sample - The Entertainer

Level 7

Title: Noontime Rush
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Noontime Rush

Level 8

Title: A Very Slow Song
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Jazz and Blues Sample - A Very Slow Song

Title: Over the Rainbow
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Over the Rainbow

Level 9

Title: I Heart You
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Jazz and Blues Sample - I Heart You

Title: Blue Street Blues
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Blue Street Blues

Title: Cucumber Cool
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Jazz and Blues Sample - Cucumber Cool

Level 10

TBA