2022 All-State Jazz Band

All-State Jazz Band Conductor Bio

Seaside, California, native Tanya Darby is a current and veteran member of such groups as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Roy Hargrove Big Band, the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, the Michel Camilo Big Band, and the Rufus Reid Large Ensemble, among others. She has performed and toured with artists such as Dianne Reeves, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, Paquito D’Rivera, and Gladys Knight, and ensembles including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, the Ron Carter Great Big Band, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and the Mingus Big Band. She has appeared on the television show BET on Jazz as part of the T.S. Monk Sextet and performed with Aretha Franklin as part of the "Arista Records' 25th Year Anniversary Special" on NBC.

Darby’s accomplishments as a lead trumpet player keep her in demand. She has played lead in numerous bands including Paquito D’Rivera and the United Nations Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, and Jimmy Heath’s Queens Jazz Orchestra, among many others.

An experienced educator, Darby is a former assistant professor of lead trumpet at the University of North Texas. She has also served as adjunct faculty at Temple University and the New School University of New York City.

2022 ALL-STATE REGISTRATION AND AUDITION DATES

August 15 - September 5: All-State registration for students open ($25 application fee).

September 6 - September 12: Late registration for All-State available ($45 application fee).

September 12 @ 11:59 p.m. CST: Registration closed, no more applications accepted.

September 14 - September 24 @ 11:59 p.m. CST: Website portal opens and closes for instrumental audition uploads.

October 17 @ 8:00 a.m. CST: All-State selections announced.

2022 ALL-STATE JAZZ BAND REPERTOIRE

Coming soon!

AUDITION MATERIALS

Audition materials for the 2022 All-State Jazz Band are now available. Please click the link below to view the audition materials.

2022 All-State Jazz Band Audition Materials