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Sounds of Youth Stage

A spotlight on some of the best jazz combos and big bands in our local schools

Coastal Jazz supports and celebrates the many aspiring young jazz musicians in music education programs in our local schools.

The Sounds of Youth Stage featured some of the best high school big bands and jazz combos in Metro Vancouver. These groups performed for the general public at the opening Downtown Jazz Weekend of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

Participating ensembles were invited to play through a curated selection process by a small jury made up of music educators along with the Coastal Jazz Programming Department.

For more information on this initiative, contact Education and Outreach Coordinator Flora Ware at flora@coastaljazz.ca

Thank you to Bob Rebagliati, our sponsor Tom Lee Music, and our community supporters: The Surrey School Board and Envision Music Festival, The Kiwanis Music Festival, and the Vancouver School Board.

2016 Sounds of Youth Schedule

Saturday June 25     

12:00 PM                 Handsworth Secondary Senior Jazz Band

1:00 PM                   Holy Cross Secondary Senior Jazz Band

2:00 PM                   The Syndicate

3:00 PM                   Langley Fine Arts Secondary Senior Jazz Band

4:00 PM                   RE Mountain Secondary Senior Jazz Band


Sunday June 26       

12:00 PM                 Sarah McLachlan School of Music Jazz Band

1:00 PM                   Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary Senior Jazz Band

2:00 PM                   Semiahmoo Secondary