The future of Jazz!

We are thrilled to announce the second year of our new program, in partnership with the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, Cypher: Write, Record and Perform.

This program provides youth in the Lower Mainland with a unique opportunity to be a part of a multi-day residency over 6 months (One weekend a month from January – June 2021). Participants will work closely with facilitator Rup Sidhu, who is a mainstay in the Vancouver hip-hop, spoken word, and improvisation scenes, to develop their skills, collaborate, and create a professional recording and promo package including headshots.

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Coastal Jazz is pleased to be partnering with Sarah McLachlan School of Music to present weekend workshops with professional artists who specialize in Beat Boxing, Turntablism, Rap and MCing, Songwriting and Production, Hip Hop, Movement, and Improvisation.

Talented young people will be selected through an audition process open to youth from 18-24 years old from the Lower Mainland. Successful participants receive extensive rehearsal opportunities, bursaries, complimentary concerts, recording time, and experience performing at the 2021 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, should it prove safe to do so!

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications due December 1st

Please complete the online form here

In addition, send an mp3, link to Vimeo or Youtube, a recording from your phone, or a video example of your music and an artist statement to Education & Outreach Coordinator Tegan Ceschi-Smith at [email protected]

Coastal Jazz is pleased to be partnering with Sarah McLachlan School of Music to present daily workshops with professional artists who specialize in Beat Boxing, Turntablism, Rap and MCing, Songwriting and Production, Hip Hop, Movement, and Improvisation.

Talented young people will be selected through an audition process open to  youth from 18-24 years old from the Lower Mainland. Successful participants receive extensive rehearsal opportunities, bursaries, complimentary concerts, workshops with visiting artists, and a public performance outside on Granville Island. Not eligible, or having a hard time with the application process? Email [email protected] and make your case for inclusion!

Make sure your application includes:

  • Your name
  • Contact info: phone number, address
  • Age
  • School (if applicable)
  • Name and contact info of parent/guardian (if applicable)
  • Artist Statement
  • Mp3/link to your piece that has your name on it

What is an artist statement?

An artist statement, like artists come in many forms. Here’s what we’d like to know:

  • Tell us about yourself and why you make art.
  • What is it about?
  • What are your influences?
  • Why do create the work that you do?
  • Have you performed before?