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, 29 January 2019

Singing Valentines, Valentine's Day 2019. Support Vocal Jazz!

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Once again, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble is offering its ever popular Singing Valentines to romantics of the Capital Regional District.

Click on the link below to book a Valentine for that special someone — for a very reasonable rate!

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Vocal Jazz Night at UVic's Felicita's Pub Feb 6th

Join select members of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble as they heat up the stage at Felicita's Pub!

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Fifth Street @ PTY: Emerging Alumni Series Feb 2

Vocal Jazz Ensemble veterans to perform in Emerging Alumni Series!

The Victoria-based vocal quintet, Fifth Street, combines the worlds of pop, jazz and R&B in perfect five-part harmony. The sublime voices of Natasha Penfield, Jilaine Orton, Ryan Narciso, Kenji Lee and Taylor Caswell found a groove together while students at UVic and as members of the UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

You’ll enjoy their original a cappella arrangements of pop hits such as Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek and Morning Light by Justin Timberlake as well as fresh takes on timeless classics including Georgia On My Mind and What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve.

UVic Music alumni are invited to an exclusive pre-concert reception. There will be tasty hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, plus a special pre-concert appearance by Fifth Street.