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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 features some of the best high school big bands and jazz combos in Metro Vancouver. These groups perform for the general public at the opening Downtown Jazz Weekend of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

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

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.