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.

Sunday, 21 March 2021

2021 Spring Showcase Post-Concert Wrap-up

Thank you - friends, family and passersby - for listening in! Your chat comments were much appreciated! It was great to hear from our talented Vocal Jazz alumni.

Thanks, once again, to Miriam and Matt for providing excellent sound services!

To all performers - thank you for your magnificent music!

Thursday, 17 September 2020

2020 Vocal Jazz Ensemble Audition Results

Congratulations to all new and returning members!

Congratulations to all who participated. The Audition Team had a challenging time placing complementary voices due to the many confident voices who auditioned.


Thursday, 3 September 2020

Vocal Jazz 2020 Important Information

Meet & Greet
Sept. 9th 5pm-5:30pm
Information Session
(masks recommended)
At the Half-Pyramid near Mac's Bistro

Sept. 16th 4:30pm to 8:30pm
PTY Recital Hall - School of Music
Sign up for Audition time

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Membership Rehearsal
Sept. 23rd 4:30pm to 7pm
Scores Handout PTY