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.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

November 2017 Showcase Concert Pics

Thanks to the Artistic Team and all the performers who contributed to yet another filled-to-capacity concert!

A special nod of gratitude to our talented pianists: Michelle and Gabe, for excellence rendered!

And, thank you to our web audience—family, friends and newcomers—who tuned in via the live stream.

Well done everyone! Onwards and upwards to Felicitas Jazz Night, January 6th at UVic, the Singing Valentines fundraiser and other exciting projects.

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

2017 Autumn Showcase: Songs of Rescue & Romance

Signature combos, studio groups and the UVic Jazz Chorale present the Annual UVic Vocal Jazz Autumn Showcase featuring songs of rescue and romance.

Come early - doors open at 6:45pm!

Featuring special guest Gabe Lagos.

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