Jazz Studies Jury Requirements

At the end of each semester, every Jazz Studies major at SSU must perform a "jury" for a panel of faculty. The 10-minute jury performance will consist of one jazz standard from the following list and one item recommended by your private lesson instructor.

The jazz standard may be performed with a live rhythm section or a Jamey Aebersold-style play­ along recording-the melody and chord progression must be memorized.

Drummers must perform their jury with at least two other players.

Your "position" on the list is determined by your projected graduation date-i.e. first semester freshmen start with the first five tunes; a transfer student with a projected 5-semester plan would begin at "2/2." All five tunes from each semester are eligible- the faculty panel will determine which standard to perform.


Freshman Year - 1/1

So What 

Blue Monk


Blue Bossa 

Maiden Voyage


Take the A Train 

Song for My Father 

All Blues


Cantaloupe Island


Sophomore Year - 2/1

Billie's Bounce 

Killer Joe 


The Girl From lpanema 

A Night in Tunisia



Autumn Leaves 

Alone Together

Have You Met Miss Jones 

All the Things You Are


Junior Year - 3/1

Freddie Freeloader

What is This Thing Called Love? 

Just Friends

How Insensitive

Someday My Prince Will Come


Stella by Starlight

You and the Night and the Music 

Up Jumped Spring

Body and Soul 



Senior Year - 4/1

'Round Midnight 

Along Came Betty 



Donna Lee



Take Five

Peace (Horace Silver) 

Dolphin Dance

Giant Steps