The future of Jazz!

We are currently in the second year of the new program we are running 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). A great group of talented young people were selected through an audition process open to youth from 18-24 years old from the Lower Mainland. Participants are working 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. The program offers these youth extensive rehearsal opportunities, bursaries, complimentary concerts, recording time, and an experience performing at the 2021 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, should it prove safe to do so!

dark haired laughing woman learning with bearded South Asian man wearing glasses