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.

Monday, 26 December 2011

January 4th and 9th

6:30pm to 7:30pm, Wednesday, January 4th - OCTET
Am I Blue - meet and score reading.
Location: tba

A ten minute individual read through ahead of time would be cool.
We'll crunch some notes and work some diction.

Du Plesis

Monday, January 9th - FULL REHEARSAL
6pm - Review: I Could Write A Book; Review: Love Is Here To Stay
6:30pm - New - Look of Love
7pm - New - He Ain’t Heavy
7:30 - Break
7:45 - New - Mashed Potatoes (Women)

Friday, 23 December 2011

Holiday Cheer!

To all the members, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!