Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Cap Jazz concert raises $1100 for Nunya Academy

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:



Saturday, 22 April 2017

Ambrose Akinmusire performs with A Band and Nitecap

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!


Cap Jazz Alumni and Faculty WIN Junos 2017.

An update from some of the previous news posts on Juno awards...

Alumna, Bria Skonberg won the Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for her album, Bria.  Fellow Cap alum, Evan Arntzen plays on the recording.

Faculty member, Brad Turner, won Jazz Album of the Year as part of the band, Metalwood, for their album, Twenty.

Congratulations!


CBC coverage of Hugh Fraser Benefit show at Capilano U

CBC coverage of Hugh Fraser Benefit show at Capilano U:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/hugh-fraser-jazz-fundraiser-1.3924741

Hugh Fraser


Cap Jazz Alumni and Faculty Nominated for Junos

Several Cap Jazz alumni and a faculty member have been nominated for Juno awards.
See David Ball's  article in the Metro newspaper:


Cap alumna, Bria Skonberg

Cap Jazz Program in the News

Here's a nice article in the North Shore News about our program.



Monday, 26 September 2016

Grant Stewart Trio at Cap U Sept 28.

NYC saxophonist, Grant Stewart and his trio (Paul Sivikie, bass, and Philip Stewart, drums) are visiting Capilano U Jazz Studies Dept.to give a concert and workshop on Wednesday, Sept 28.  11:30am until about 12:50pm, room Fir 113,  Free admission.

“Grant is one of the most innovative musicians still carrying on the tradition of jazz, which encompasses bebop, swing and a little avant garde.” Lou Donaldson

“Grant is one of the brightest, gifted players I’ve heard and had on my bandstand. He can only do good-he’s got a long, brilliant career ahead of him.” George Coleman