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.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Sunday, 14 September 2014

UVJAZZ 2014 Ensemble

2014 Audition Team

Congratulations to all who have been accepted into the Ensemble!

Thank you to all who auditioned! You all navigated some tricky excerpts with much success.

A very special 'thank you' to the Audition Team. This year's Team was comprised of mostly sophomore members. Well done Team:
Margaret, Micha, Natasha, Kenji, Sophie, Taylor and Nick.

2014 Audition Team w/ UVJAZZ alumnus Josh (2nd from right)

Our new Ensemble Manager is Natasha. She has already begun to prove herself in terms of her dedication to task, her prompt and thorough organization, her keen eye for detail and creative input and enthusiasm. Thank you Natasha for taking the helm!

As soon as we acquire personal pics of the new members, they will be posted on the blog.

I'm looking forward to an exciting year of great performances.

—Wendell, Director.


Part of the Team with "Thunder", the UVic Mascot