The good people at Coastal Jazz and Blues Society put on one of the most important and largest jazz festivals in the world. Cap students, faculty and alumni always play a big role, but this year we are especially well represented.
students Natasha D'Agostino & Jessica Toplak photo by Laura Dunfield
Hope everyone has a great gig!
Cap students and alumni in the 2017 Vancouver Jazz Festival Allan Johnston Ben Frost Bernie Arai Brent Gubbels Bruno Hubert Cary Campbell Carman Carman J. Price Cat Toren Chris Fraser Colin Maskell Cory Weeds Dan Gaucher Dave David Sikula David Blake Dean Edward Thiessen Eli Davidovici Elliot Fanglord Emma Postl Gavin Youngash Geoff Claridge Gordon Grdina Jack Duncan Jen Hodge Jesse Zubot Jesus Jesus Adrian Caballero Jon Bentley Jonny Tobin Josh Roberts Kelly Brown Kristian Naso Leo Bae Lou Mastroianni Lyle Hopkins Lyle Marc Isbister Marcus Abramzik Marc Rogers Matthew Smith Mike WT Allen Miles Wong Mili Hong Natasha D'Agostinoo Nikko Whitworth Paul Rushka Ridley Bishop Sara Kim Saul Alviar Sharon Minemoto Thad Bailey-Mai Thomas Hoeller Thomas Houlden Trevor Whitridge
Cap Faculty Members in the 2017 Vancouver Jazz Festival André Lachance Bill Coon Kate Hammett-Vaughn Brad Turner Chad Makela Darren Radtke Dave Robbins Dennis Esson Dylan van der Schyff Jared Burrows Laurence Mollerup Mike Allen Ron Samworth Craig Scott Steve Kaldestad
The benefit concert on April 21 for Nunya Academy was a great success! Wonderful music and great support from our audience. We were able to raise $1100 which will go directly to helping build the school in Dzodze, Ghana. Thanks to Adanu Habobo ensemble and all of the Cap U students that performed.
Tae Hoon, a photographer for Capilano U, has posted some great pictures on his flicker site here:
Brilliant young trumpeter and composer, Ambrose Akinmusire, performed as guest artist with A Band and Nitecap on March 31. Ambrose also spent some time giving a workshop to the Jazz Studies students. What a great musician and lovely person!