THE UVIC VOCAL JAZZ MAINSTREAM & IMPROVISATIONAL ENSEMBLE has established a reputation for artistic excellence, stylistic flexibility and performances of original and inspiring arrangements. In addition to highly successful performances at the Powell River Vocal Summit and the Frank Demiero Jazz Fest, UVJMIE was the choral ensemble for The Best of Queen concert series with JEANS 'N CLASSICS and the VICTORIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA under Maestro Giuseppe Pietraroia. The Ensemble is well known for its fun-filled, filled-to-capacity audience engaging concerts. Our Autumn and Spring Vocal Jazz Showcases feature the Signature Studio Ensembles - the University of Victoria Studio Group, the University of Victoria Show Choir - and various Spotlight Combos including Ellavation Chorale, and the UVic Vocal Jazz Stage Orchestra. The Ensemble has opened for the internationally acclaimed vocal groups GROOVE FOR THOUGHT and THE REAL GROUP, Canadian sensation COUNTERMEASURE, and has received high praise from legends Kirby Shaw and Dave Barduhn, and from master educators Vijay Singh, Peter Taylor and Janet Warren. Among our many distinguished alumni are the superb FIFTH STREET, MIKE EDEL and TWIN KENNEDY.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Autumn Showcase 2019: Coda

Congratulations to you all, Vocal Jazz singers, for an excellent and fun-filled presentation!

Photos by Emily Liu
Edited by W. Clanton

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Thursday, 28 November 2019

Winter Concert at Christ Church Cathedral: Saturday November 30th

Saturday, November 30, 2019
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
https://www.christchurchcathedral.bc.ca/events/tis-the-season/2019-11-30



More than 250 voices from the University of Victoria choirs join in harmony for this popular seasonal concert. Get into the holiday spirit with the UVic Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by Adam Con, Susan Young, and Wendell Clanton, plus UVic brass players directed by Merrie Klazek. A cappella ensemble Fifth Street, featuring all UVic alumni, will make a guest appearance. Arrive early to get a seat! By donation.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Auditions 2019

To all who participated in the 2019 Auditions - thank you! Thank you for your outstanding contributions. And - thank you to the Audition Team for your hard work! Ours was an enjoyable and challenging task to select from all the excellent performances those voices who comprise the two studio groups for this year.