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, 25 November 2014

Post-Showcase 2014 November: Congratulations!

WC2014/Click on image to enlarge.

Thank you, one and all, for an excellent show on Sunday!

To all singers—well done! Your enthusiasm and commitment to the music is inspiring. The comments pouring in are highly appreciative of your combined effort and your individual talent.

Special thanks to our featured guest artists: Andy Slade, Nick Allen and Matt MacLean.

Thanks to Kim and Noel, students of Kirk McNally, for their technical support.

Last, but certainly not least, to our warm and welcoming audience—thank you for supporting the Ensemble!

Onwards and upwards! Next show: December 5th, Christ Church Cathedral, 8pm.


WC2014: LtoR—front row: Margaret, Sophie, Natasha, Allison & Micha.
2nd row: Taylor, Kenji, Emma, Andrea, Brittney, Addie, Taliya, Rachele, Liam, Cody & Kim.
Back row: Noel, Joey, Aaron, Jacob, William, Nicholas, James, Michael, Austin, Jilane & Thomas.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Concert Rehearsal: Shades of Blue, Nov. 23rd, Sunday 8pm

A few pics of the rehearsal last Monday.
The big day approaches!

Sunday, November 23rd
PTY Recital Hall
UVic School of Music.
Admission by donation. 

Come early - seating is limited for this super popular event!