Join Antonio García as he presents how achieving a clear and comfortable sonic environment for performers and audience alike is key to an effective big-band performance. The soundcheck must address specific issues critical to the success of the concert. This session provides recommendations regarding mic placement, bass EQ, line-checking, line-balancing, and house- and monitor-sound, including an annotated stage plot. Questions are welcome, as are answers from attendees. Solo vocals with band can be addressed, as to a degree jazz vocal ensembles.

A presentation from the Jazz Education Research and Practice Journal, a publication of the Jazz Education Network.