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Jazz at the Gallery Nov 6. 2016 

Universal Jazz Advocates & Mentors Society (U-JAM) presents…

The Ian McDougall Quartet 

with special guest Craig Henderson

When:  Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m.

Where: The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, B.C.

Tickets:  $30 /$25 for U-JAM and AGGV members) 

                (Ticket includes admission to the Gallery’s exhibits)

Tickets are available at the Gallery or by calling 250-384-4171

A repeat performer at Jazz at the Gallery, Ian needs no introduction to Victoria audiences.  Enjoying the reputation as Canada’s foremost jazz trombonist, he has performed around the globe with numerous great musicians and bands.  Growing up in Victoria, Ian moved on to an international career, and then returning home in the late 80’s as UVic’s  professor of jazz and Dean of Fine Arts.  His induction a few years ago into the Order of Canada recognized a lifetime of achievements including composing, arranging, performing, teaching, and essentially living music.  

He is joined for this special Gallery date by his great friends -  guitarist Oliver Gannon and bassist Neil Swainson, along with former student Kelby MacNayr on percussion. 


-= - Monthly Club night - = -

Singers and players very welcome

Next session November 2nd

We are planning to make our evenings at Hermann's "club nights" with a central theme and guest mentor or group.  This is a great opportunity for participation by our various members, groups and programs. This will be another occasion to feature many of our wonderful singers and to focus on and explore certain areas of jazz as instrumentals or vocals.  Thanks to our wonderful participants at the last UJAM event. 

Thanks to all who came and made our September evening - it was a great success.

Young All Stars playing to a full house at Hermann's Jazz Club
singers from September 2016

Contact Maria Manna (250)5149927  -info@mariamannamusic.com for more info or to participate


Jazz at the Gallery 2016 

Program completed for 2016
Many thanks to the Brent Jarvis Trio for a wonderful 
session last Sunday.
The U-JAM Society is pleased to partner with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to present outstanding west coast musicians in a series of Sunday afternoon concerts.

Jazz returns to the Spencer Mansion for a 7th Year!  The U-JAM Society is pleased to partner with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to present outstanding west coast musicians in a series of Sunday afternoon concerts.  

Sunday, January  31st  2:00 p.m. – "The Sound"  – Roy Styffe and Friends play the music of Stan Getz [Resources and Links Word Press Release] 

We were treated to a auditory feast of talent on Sunday. We had superb renditions of the music of saxophonist Stan Getz, and Paul Desmond, interpreted by Roy Styffe and Friends, including Steve MacDonald on guitar and Ross MacDonald on bass Kelby McNair Drums.  


U-JAM Programs - Special UJAM Event 

 - Jazz Vocal Workshop (Level One)

Sponsored by Universal Jazz Advocates & Mentors (U-JAM)

Saturday, 21 November 2015 9:30 am to 5:30 pm at Hermann's Jazz Club  


U-JAM Society  : Universal Jazz Advocates & Mentors Society,  Victoria, B.C. 

Notice of Special Resolution : U-JAM has made application with the Canada Revenue Agency for charitable status.  To qualify for registration, U-JAM SOCIETY must prove that its purposes and activities are exclusively charitable and worthy.  FYI - COMPLETED DEC 2015 


Jazzin' With U-JAM  update in U-JAM Programs link 

'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 Vocal Nights in fall 2015 will be announced here and in the calendar, assume 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.  Although the formal program is completed for this spring, participants are continuing to meet through the summer.  For more information on how to joine the group contact Bill Kent (email: billkentbass@gmail.com or call 250-655-1702).  New members always welcome! See http://www.u-jam.ca/directory/jazzin-with-u-jam for details.

'U-JAM Young All Stars' Young All Stars - Recent performances at Oak Bay Lodge and the Victorian Retirement Home are preparing the young musicians for their windup at Hermann's on June 16th.  Summer holidays will be briefly interrupted for a special performance at the Sooke Fine Art Show.  This  Young All Stars 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"


See News for notes on UJAM Vocal night -May 27th with Maureen Washington.
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