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, 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