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, audience engaging concerts. The Autumn and Spring Vocal Jazz Showcase concerts feature the signature studio groups UVJAZZ RED and UVJAZZ BLUE, the UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA JAZZ CHORALE, and various spotlight combos. UVJAZZ RED has opened for the internationally acclaimed vocal group Groove for Thought, Canadian sensation Countermeasure, and has received high praise from vocal jazz legends Kirby Shaw and Dave Barduhn and master educators Vijay Singh, Peter Taylor and Janet Warren.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Post-Valentines Day 2013

Wow! A great day.

Thank you to our Singing Valentines coordinators - Olivia and Claire (website,  organization and promotion) and Renn and team (cards) - for a job well done!

Thank you to those strolling minstrels who, on their own initiative, wandered around the campus to bring our services to the attention of their peers. Their activity resulted in a number of Valentines being delivered on campus.

And to all singers who gave time and talent to the project by working around midterms, classes, rehearsals and such - thank you for your vital contributions!

Thank you to the drivers who provided necessary transportation for the teams.

I've heard reports of video being posted and emails of appreciation from clients. We'll archive those messages and add the stories to those from previous years.

The hard work and talent of singers of yesteryear and today is bearing much fruit. Artistry and enthusiasm have made UVic Vocal Jazz a thriving component of the University of Victoria School of Music, the UVic community and the local music scene.

Cheers!
W. Clanton