Mon, Feb 13 Frankie's
BIG BAND MONDAYS: UBC JAZZ ENSEMBLE directed by Fred Stride
Time 8:00 pm
The School of Music at The University of British Columbia is the largest school of its kind in western Canada. Comprised of a faculty of distinguished composers, scholars and performers, the School of Music produces graduates who work in all aspect of the music from high profile artists and composers. Less in the public eye but as important are the hundreds of graduates who write, research and teach, at universities, public schools and privately as well as graduates working behind the scenes in concert production, broadcasting, arts management and the recording and film industries. The UBC School of Music the school has been very fortunate to have master classes and performances given by a wide range of jazz artists - Bobby Shew, Phil Woods, Cam Ryga, PJ Perry, Brad Turner, George Robert, Pat Labarbara, Kevin Dean, Barry Elmes Quintet, Mike Murley Quintet, Time Warp, Phil Nimmons, Ian McDougall, Brian Dickinson, Kirk MacDonald, David Friesen, Alan Matheson, members of the Count Basie Orchestra (Mike Williams, Butch Miles, Clarence Banks, Brad Leali), composer Bill Holman, Marion McPartland, Tom Colclough, Talking Pictures, Chucho Valdes, Dennis Esson, Hugh Fraser Quintet, John Nugent, Chase Sanborn, Bill Watrous, Brad Turner Trio, DD Jackson, Andy Milne, Walt Weiskopf, Peter Zak, Al Kay, Jim Snidero, James Danderfer, Tom Keenlyside, Steve Kaldestad, Hal Galper, Jimmy Greene and many others. UBC Jazz Ensembles are directed by Fred Stride, Jazz Ensemble 1 and Dennis Esson, Jazz Ensemble 2 The aim of the UBC Jazz Ensembles is to gain an appreciation and understanding of big band jazz in its many forms. The music studied and performed ranges from the early works of Duke Ellington to contemporary composers and arrangers with everything in between. The ensembles perform up to six concerts per year and may include one or two guest artists each season.