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U-JAM 2015 AGM.

MANY THANKS to all who attended the AGM - key points will be loaded shortly. Thanks to those new board members for their willingness to support and grow UJAM over the next years  - April 10th. 

'U-JAM Vocal Jazz Nights' provide amateur vocalists an opportunity to perform accompanied by a band and a local professional vocalist and/or vocal coach.  The first Vocal Night is Wednesday January 28, 2015 at Hermann's Jazz Club.  See http://www.u-jam.ca/directory/vocal-jazz-nights for details.

'Jazzin' With U-JAM' provides adult musicians an opportunity to develop their musicianship under the guidance of local professional musicians.  The program starts on January 18, 2015.  It's not too late!  See http://www.u-jam.ca/directory/jazzin-with-u-jam for details.

'U-JAM Young All Stars' have started up again for the year.  This program provides middle and high school musicians an opportunity to develop their musicianship under the guidance of local professional musicians.  The Young Jazz All Stars meet each Saturday throughout the school year. See http://www.u-jam.ca/directory/young-all-stars for details.


 Jazz at the Gallery -'Quotes'

Q: How did you keep motivated as a young student?
Jennifer: "My push through all of that would have been the sheer love of the music - and - when you feel like you don't want to do anything else- then you know it's music for you"

Rene : "My father urged my to 'do it properly' ..so I went to UBC where I studied string bass [cos you couldn't study electric bass guitar.] If you have a good band teacher -thank them every day"

Bill:"There were tough years, but I focussed on the fun - my peers and some parents were into jazz. Go for the things you enjoy, play with those you like to play with and be inspired and motivated"

Audience member; "Oh - it's all about that voice - they are wonderful"



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