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.

Monday, 26 November 2018

2018 Autumn Showcase Wrap Up

Congratulations singers, instrumentalists and technical crew! Well done, everyone!

The house was comfortably full, around the 200 mark. Thank you, our audience, for supporting Vocal Jazz!

Special notes of acknowledgement:
  1. Cassidy, for services above and beyond the call of duty, for stepping up and covering for a sick peer.
  2. Clayton, for his significant contribution to the technical success of the show.
  3. Skye, for capturing the show in pictures.
  4. To the internet broadcast crew member, and Kristy (Concert Manager) who organized the ushers and other services.

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The Wisteria String Quartet




Photos by Skye