The U-JAM Society, is a not-for-profit society that advocates, mentors, educates, and acts as a resource for the community of jazz listeners and musicians in the Greater Victoria area. It began in 2004 to build and strengthen the areas jazz community.
A message from the president...
Dear Musicians and Music Lovers,
U-JAM fills a vital role in the community, offering support for professional and aspiring musicians, creating opportunities for all of us to experience. share, learn, and participate.
While it is always about the music, it also about the people who make it. In general, musicians spend more time than any other profession learning and perfecting their craft. They often forgo material wealth to follow their heart and pursue a career that is becoming increasingly more difficult to sustain. We continue to support and cherish live performances of spontaneous improvised music.
Our monthly Club Nights continue to grow with the help of our enthusiastic performers and talented mentors. We look forward with optimism to contributing to the next chaper of Hermann's Jazz Club under the guidance of the Jazz on View Society.
Plans are now well under way for our second Summer Jam Camp July 22-26 2018 at St. Margaret's School. This year we have room and board available for out-of-town guests and have extended our programs into the evening with a special concert series and lectures. More time to jam too!
As we enter our 15th year of spreading the gospel of music and jazz in its many forms, I want to thank the many folks who have made U-JAM such a success. This includes past Board Members, volunteers, donors, and, most importantly, musicians of many stripes. We couldn't have done it without you!
ALL AGES AND LEVELS
U-JAM encourages listening, playing and learning about jazz at all levels; provides opportunities for like-minded people to meet and learn more about jazz from each other;
provides a network and hosts events for jazz musicians of all levels to play and develop; and enables recreational and student musicians to learn from musical mentors.
Every Saturday afternoon, U-JAM holds rehearsals for young jazz musicians, coordinated by Dave Flello. Students are encouraged ...read more
Club Nights are held monthly to give members an opportunity to sing with our house band and learn more about a particular artist or composer. Mentors offer performance and mini-lectures ...read more
U-JAM BOARD MEMBERS
President - Dave Paulson
Vice President - Barry Gough
Treasurer - David Flello
Secretary - Connie MacDonald
Past President - Maria Manna
Directors at Large
Harry Hyde (honourary)