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, 30 October 2015

Solo Lift: Brittney

Brittney performs her solo lift in the combined rehearsal class.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Vocal Jazz Chorale Day 2015

The season is off to a great start!

This past weekend members of the UVic Vocal Jazz Chorale participated in an intensive rehearsal retreat day. Many thanks to all those who contributed to the success of the Day!

Goals and Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the Retreat Day is to foster engagement and esprit de corps, refinement of fundamentals and performance/presentation skills.

Students develop collaborative performance skills under the guidance of the Director and senior student directors. Student conductors are given the opportunity to test their rehearsal skills.

Many lighthearted moments.
Altos at work!

Taylor with tenors.

Jillian & Margaret

Women's sectional with Margaret


Men's sectional with Nicholas

Chorale Performance Executive

Coordinator & Soprano Leader—Allison
Alto Leader: Allie
Tenor Leader: Ethan
Bass Leader: Zachary