Jazz

Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues will be headlining the White Rock Jazz & Blues Festival, beginning June 10. (File Photo)

White Rock Jazz and Blues festival set for June 10-12

Free outdoor, ticketed indoor performances planned for inaugural event

 

The Semiahmoo Secondary Grade 12 Jazz Band with director Dagan Lowe (at right) will join with counterparts from Nanaimo’s Wellington Secondary in a North Vancouver concert this Friday. Contributed photo

Young jazz musicians from Surrey and Nanaimo meet as concert collaborators

North Vancouver show this Friday features Semiahmoo and Wellington Secondaries

 

The Panorama Ridge Secondary senior jazz band performs during the 2019 Surrey Schools International Jazz Festival, at Bell Performing Arts Centre. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Jazz players return to Surrey Schools festival stage for livestream-only viewing Feb. 25-26

‘We’re a step closer to what we know as festivals, but not quite there yet,’ festival planner says

 

Distinguished Canadian jazz artist – and Semiahmoo Secondary alumna – Amanda Tosoff will appear with The High Standards Quartet, Saturday, Feb. 26 at Blue Frog Studios. (Contributed photo)

Jazz artists return to White Rock for concert

Semiahmoo Secondary alumni Jodi Proznick and Amanda Tosoff lead new quartet

Distinguished Canadian jazz artist – and Semiahmoo Secondary alumna – Amanda Tosoff will appear with The High Standards Quartet, Saturday, Feb. 26 at Blue Frog Studios. (Contributed photo)
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Surrey students learn to cherish Canadian jazz trailblazer ‘more people need to know about’

Teacher inspires kids to learn about Surrey resident Eleanor Collins, featured on Canada Post stamp

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Clarence (Big) Miller is seen during a performance at the Yardbird Suite, a jazz club in Edmonton, in an undated handout photo. The biggest thing about Big Miller may have been the legacy he left in his adopted home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Yardbird Suite Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘I’m an Albertan’: Jazz legend Big Miller left swinging legacy in his adopted home

Clarence (Big) Horatius Miller was born in 1922 and grew up in Kansas

Clarence (Big) Miller is seen during a performance at the Yardbird Suite, a jazz club in Edmonton, in an undated handout photo. The biggest thing about Big Miller may have been the legacy he left in his adopted home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Yardbird Suite Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Young Peninsula jazz drummer Oliver Fentum, formerly of Semiahmoo Secondary, will spend his Grade 12 year at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan on a scholarship. Contributed photo

White Rock jazz drummer wins prestigious scholarship to U.S. school

Oliver Fentum heading to Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Academy for Grade 12 year

Young Peninsula jazz drummer Oliver Fentum, formerly of Semiahmoo Secondary, will spend his Grade 12 year at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan on a scholarship. Contributed photo
Langley-raised Brad Turner is among musicians featured during this year’s streamed version of TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (submitted photo: Laura Dunfiel)

Jazz festivals in Vancouver, Fort Langley plan for summer concerts, online and live

In Vancouver, ‘plans are also afoot for limited in-person attendance, should health orders allow’

Langley-raised Brad Turner is among musicians featured during this year’s streamed version of TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. (submitted photo: Laura Dunfiel)
Members of a Semiahmoo Grade 9 jazz band rehearse for the band program’s upcoming online Christmas and Winter concert. (Wayne Ablitt photo)
Members of a Semiahmoo Grade 9 jazz band rehearse for the band program’s upcoming online Christmas and Winter concert. (Wayne Ablitt photo)
COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released

LISTEN: Quick turnaround for song penned by B.C. Order of Canada musician Phil Dwyer

COVID-19: ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ recorded and released