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.

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Recruitment Troubadours 2021

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Thank you - Andrew, Connie, Sophie, Dilly, Ben, Noah and Katherine - for your enthusiastic investment of time and talent to promote the Ensemble, to raise awareness, and to invite singers to join in the fun!

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!