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.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Singing Valentines 2016

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Our eleventh year of sharing the joy and love through song!

Clink on the link to reserve a group of professional singers who will serenade your Valentine and present that special someone with a card with your personal message!

We will present your Valentine gift anytime on the following days:
5PM - 10PM on February 13
10AM - 8PM on February 14
There is no better way to impress (or embarrass) your loved one than by giving them their own, personal singing Valentine. So, contact us early!

We will take orders on Valentine's Day! If you want to be spontaneous and romantic, text us at 587-284-2259.

IMPORTANT: Contact us at, stating your name, telephone number, location, and the preferred time for your Valentine serenade BEFORE you buy your ticket! We may need to do some back and forth communication to fit them into our schedule.

*** Please note: The email confirmation for ticket may say that the event starts at 5PM, February 13th. We will, of course, be coming to your Valentine at whatever day and time you specifically discussed with us!

Felicitas Fundraiser Fun

Thanks to the combined talents and efforts of singers and instrumentalists—with a special nod to Taylor and Cody for their organizational efforts—the Vocal Jazz Ensemble raised over $600 last night at the Singin' & Swingin' fundraiser.

Congratulations to all the singers for their achievement, professionalism and enthusiasm!

Recording session next Saturday to include Waltz For DebbyIf I Only Had A Brain, and others.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Singin' & Swinging Fundraiser at Felicitas Campus Pub

Members of the UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble perform at Felicitas this Saturday.

Hot and cool standards.

Saturday, January 23rd

Raise a glass in support of Vocal Jazz.
Stop by for some blues and a beer.
Drink responsibly!