Four great evenings of jazz coming to the Valley

July 19, the Island Jazz Faculty will perform at the Stan Hagen Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Dan Craven – sax, Kelby Macnayr – drums, Brooke Maxwell – piano, Dave Stewart – trumpet, Blaine Dunaway – violin, Jeff Drummond – guitar, John Capon – trombone, Jen Hodge – bass and Ben Henriques – sax will be joined by Greg Bush, professor of Jazz Studies at VIU, on trumpet.

It is guaranteed to be a fabulous concert as always.

Growing the program, our faculty decided to add a night of swing dance on July 20. Claudia Nobauer of Vancouver will teach a one hour beginner’s workshop in Lindy Hop starting at 7:30 p.m. Bring your gym shoes and be prepared to stay and dance till 10:00 p.m.to the live music of our Island Jazz Faculty band. The event is set for Mark Isfeld Senior Secondary, 7:30 p.m. with $20 tickets at the door.

Friday night, July 21 our students get to shine at Games and Grounds in Courtenay. It is their chance to jam in public. They start at 7 p.m. and it’s free to the public.

The Student Big Band and Combo Concert completes the week on July 22 at Simms Millennium Park, starting at 7:30 p.m. There is no charge for admission but donations are always appreciated.