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RESIDENT JAZZ TRIO - MUSICIAN

Please read and acknowledge the information below regarding the position and audition process. Minimum age for this position is 21.

Job Description

The new "Resident Jazz Trio" will be a unique new element onboard the new Sky Princess as of October, 2019, anchoring the new venue "Take 5", under direction of the Resident Guest Entertainer (RGE) Jazz Trio Band Leader.

Take 5 will feature our Resident Jazz Trio onstage nightly, delivering professional high-level jazz entertainment across all eras and genres of American jazz music. The trio will also perform themed jazz sets that pay tribute to specific eras of jazz, as well as interpretations of familiar modern or classic pop music in jazz styles, in an exciting and engaging format, making use of provided visual media where appropriate, taking our guests on musical journeys to experience the full history and development of jazz.

The Jazz Trio will be led by the Band Leader, a Resident Guest Entertainer (RGE) position, reporting directly to the Entertainment Director, and responsible for oversight of the Jazz Trio's performance while onboard.

Other members of the Resident Jazz Trio will have the rank and status of Musician while onboard.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
* Demonstrate a congenial attitude and ability to work well with others in a close environment
* Deliver the highest quality jazz music entertainment product possible
* Support the band leader "front man" with engaging banter and onstage interaction as required
* Provide daily live musical performances in the Take 5 venue, and/or provide musical support to events onboard as required
* Provide an engaging, intimate jazz lounge atmosphere through interactive high-quality musical performances
* Perform up to 5 hrs per day, 7 days per week, as scheduled by the Music Manager and Entertainment Director
* Assist with set-up, break-down, and oversight of musical equipment in the Take 5 venue as required
* Enthusiastically participate in required activities including, but not limited to, trainings, drills, safety briefings & duties, in-port manning, meetings, and performances
* Demonstrate commitment to Princess Cruises Core Values as the Consummate Host

QUALIFICATIONS
* Proven ability and experience to perform with a professional jazz group
* Past shipboard, nightclub, hotel, wedding, and corporate event experience is preferred
* Unique additional jazz showcase and theme sets a plus
* Ability to execute group performances at a high level on short notice with minimal rehearsal
* Excellent fluency in performing all required jazz musical styles
* Self-directed solo rehearsal for improvement as required
* Excellent professional "live" stage presence at all times
* Excellent knowledge of jazz musical styles throughout all eras
* Excellent proficiency in jazz improvisation
* Proficient use of technology onstage to enhance musical performances
* Excellent proficiency in the English, additional languages a plus
* Ability to go beyond being a "performer" to become an "entertainer"
* Ability to step-up or fill-in as "front man" for the Band Leader, should it be required, when necessary
* Ability to stand while performing for extended periods of time may be required* Ability to move between venues quickly with minimal set-up & sound-check

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
* Resume outlining previous musical employment, education and performance experience
* Links to videos of live performances
* Links to videos that demonstrate onstage leadership skills, and ability to play in required musical styles
* Current Group & Individual Promo Photos / Head Shots, Group Repertoire List & Biographies

HIRING NOTES
**Jazz Trio Band Leader is expected to select all members of their specific ensemble, and are additionally responsible for securing suitable replacements if/as required
**Jazz Trio Band Leader position will be a Resident Guest Entertainer, while other members of the group will have the rank and status of MUSICIANS onboard
**Applicants must be 21 years old to work on board
**Princess Cruises provides all flights, transfers, and travel accommodations both to and from rehearsals (as/if required), as well as to and from the ship