The UVIC VOCAL JAZZ 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 Vocal Summit (2012) and the Frank Demiero Jazz Fest (2016), 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 group UVJAZZ RED, the **new** JAZZ SHOW CHOIR, various spotlight combos, ELLAVATION (women's chorale) and the VOCAL JAZZ STAGE ORCHESTRA. UVJAZZ RED has opened for the internationally acclaimed vocal group GROOVE FOR THOUGHT, Canadian sensation COUNTERMEASURE, and has received high praise from legends Kirby Shaw and Dave Barduhn, and master educators Vijay Singh, Peter Taylor and Janet Warren.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Post-Valentines 2019 Wrap-Up

2019 Valentines at Royal Jubilee Memorial Pavilion

Thank you - Clay, Cassidy, Ken, Jordan, Claire and Allie - for your contributions to the Singing Valentines event over two days. This year, because of the timing of Valentine's Day, the event was modest in its scope, though a couple of "Ambush Valentines", i.e., spontaneous presentations, were also presented, as is our custom of "sharing the love"! Though modest, it was and is important, for publicity purposes, to maintain a presence in the community by activating the website and multiple media contact points to continue this lively event established some 13 years ago by Vocal Jazz alum Ryan Noakes and crew.

Thank you to our generous patrons!

Thursday, 7 February 2019

2019 Felicita's Fundraiser Review

Congratulations and thank you to all who participated. A special note of thanks to Evan, who looked after the money, and to Will, Clay and Eric, the rhythm section. Thank you, singers, who did not sing but still attended to support your peers!

The staff at Felicita's were most appreciative of the event and, to quote one staff member who expressed the same sentiment as many others, including the bar staff, "Please do this (i.e., the Jazz Night) more often!"

Thanks, also, to Fifth Street - Ryan, Natasha, Taylor, Kenji and Jilaine - for their attendance and support! Thank you, Jilaine, for stepping in last minute to cover the alto part in Pass Me The Jazz.

We'll debrief the evening this coming Monday at rehearsal.

- W.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Singing Valentines, Valentine's Day 2019. Support Vocal Jazz!

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Once again, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble is offering its ever popular Singing Valentines to romantics of the Capital Regional District.

Click on the link below to book a Valentine for that special someone — for a very reasonable rate!