2nd Trombone for the Danish Radio Big Band
The Danish Radio Big Band seeks:
2nd Trombone (60%*)
The Danish Radio Big Band has been a shining light on the Danish jazz scene since 1964, and the band was at the forefront in the years when Copenhagen was home to an array of legendary American jazz legends. With bandleaders such as Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeely and Palle Mikkelborg, the Danish Radio Big Band has also enjoyed a prominent position on the international jazz scene.
More than 80 album recordings with stars like Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Charlie Watts and Richard Bona testify to a big band which has focused with great success on original content. Today the DR Big Band is still introducing new names, initiating exciting collaborations across genres and commissioning compositions from young talents.
– Applicants scould be able to assist as 1st Trombone player when required.
– The position also includes the requirement to play baritone horn and play solos.
– Instruments and mutes will not be provided by the employer.
Preliminary audition recordings and application using this link (or the “Apply” button) must be received no later than July 1st 2019.
Applicants considered qualified for live audition will be contacted by the DRBB audition team around August 1st 2019.
Live audition rounds will be held September 23rd-24th 2019 at the Danish Radio complex at:
Emil Holms Kanal 20
DK-0999 Copenhagen C.
Please provide Mp3’s in seperate files, containing the following pieces:
1. Tip Toe
2. The Lady Is A Tramp
3. El Matador
4. Mr. Apple
5. Medium Blues (2 x 12 bars)
6. One free input of your own choice (one file of max. 10 min.)
Parts for the required excerpts no. 1-4 will be received automatically after application. The recorded track must be played solo with no audioble background track, although the candidate is free to play along to a recording with in-ear monitoring if desired.
No. 5 is to be played solo, without accompaniment. No. 6 can be anything with or without backing band. Hit us!
Please note: All applicants will be held anonymous for the committee in the process of selection of candidates for live auditions. Thus, we can not accept video clips, such as YouTube, in addition to or in lieu of MP3s
Recordings (MP3s and/or links to uploads) are to be sent to Orchestra Manager Nicolas Koch Futtrup at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms of employment:
* This is a 60% position in which the work is scheduled over a 6 month period between October 1st and March 31st, with a further, possilble 20 days of work, spread over the remaining months, of the year.
The orchestra is located at DR Byen in a smoke-free indoor environment, with good practice – and work facilities and a subway station close by.
Annual salary is per agreement between DR and The Danish Musicians’ Union (DMF). Further to the salary is pension and extensive public health care benefits, as well as instrument Insurance.
Employment is subject to confirmation of residence and work permit in Denmark.
The Danish welfare society is characterized by high quality of life and a well-functioning work-life balance. Besides free education and health care, all citizens and people working in Denmark have access to a number of common goods. Everyone benefits from a well-maintained cycling and driving infrastructure, an extensive and stable public transport system, multiple free cultural activities and excellent recreational facilities such as parks and public spaces that enhance the general quality of life.