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 Ensemble and various Spotlight Combos including Ellavation, 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 MIKE EDEL and TWIN KENNEDY.

Tuesday, 5 September 2023

Recruitment Day 2023

Thank you to the Executive Members who participated in our annual recruitment drive! This year's effort was staged in front of the Student Union Building.

Monday, 13 March 2023

Monday, 28 November 2022

Winter Concert - CELEBRATE! 2022

The University of Victoria choirs return once again to Christ Church Cathedral to present their popular seasonal winter concert — a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Come join us with our special guest, Dr. Louise Rose!


  • UVic Chorus
  • UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • UVic Voice Ensemble
  • Victoria Chamber Percussion Ensemble
  • UVic School of Music instrumentalists
  • Mark McDonald, organ
  • And special guest, Dr. Louise Rose

Arrive early to get a seat.

This concert will also be available as a live stream: