View Full Version : Is Gymnopédie No.1 considered jazz?

08-04-2014, 01:35 AM
I am auditioning for Jazz piano at York University. I have prepared Autumn Leaves and Gymnopédie No. 1 as my two contrasting pieces. I'm just wondering if Gymnopédie is considered jazz. It does use Major 7ths and quartal chords.

08-05-2014, 12:06 AM
It's not the sort of thing that comes to mind when I think of "jazz piano", though jazz musicians have played arrangements of it - in any case, you should contact the school to see if it meets their requirements for your audition if you aren't sure.

09-17-2014, 01:28 AM
Sounds Jazz to me