Saturday 2 December 2017

Photos from Narwhal concert, Nov 28

Narwhal is a mixed vocal/instrumental ensemble at Capilano University.
The group focuses on student compositions and arrangements as well as collaborations with composers and players from a wide variety of musical styles and genre.
photo by Vincent Lim
Recent Cap Jazz grads, Sara Kim (voice) and Mili Hong (drums) were special guests this semester as we explored a large ensemble version of Sara's Watermill Project: fusions between Korean folk music, jazz, and rock.

Audio and video recording are on the way!

Following photos by Tae Hoon.
Full photo album can be viewed here:

Thursday 14 September 2017

Spotlight on recent grad: Natasha D'Agostino

Check out a great video featuring recent Cap Jazz grad, Natasha D'Agostino.
Thanks to Tae Hoon Kim for putting this together!

Thursday 11 May 2017

Massive Cap Jazz presence at 2017 Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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

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.


CBC coverage of Hugh Fraser Benefit show at Capilano U

CBC coverage of Hugh Fraser Benefit show at Capilano U:

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.