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.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Mega congratulations UVJazz!

Thank you—audience members in person and via the internet, support crew (Sondra, Will, Kirk), and most of all singers and instrumentalists!—for a lovely, fun filled evening of excellent music!

Congratulations on a fine performance!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Autumn Showcase • Nov. 24th Sunday 8pm

The annual Autumn Showcase approaches!

"Fall Back"

Nov. 24th
PTY Recital Hall
UVic School of Music
Admission by donation.

Doors open at 7:45pm - limited seating, so arrive early!

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

VJ2 • Meaghan, Micha, Tyler & Taylor

In the upcoming "Fall Back" Autumn Showcase on November 24th at the School of Music, newcomers Meaghan and Micha team up with veterans Tyler and Taylor for a dynamic presentation of the Darmon Meader and Peter Eldridge arrangement of For All We Know by Sam M. Lewis (lyrics) and J. Fred Coots (music).