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Our Jazz Bands

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Monday

BLUE JAZZ

New!

Wednesday

BRONZE JAZZ

GOLD JAZZ NORTH

GOLD JAZZ SOUTH

Thursday

SILVER JAZZ

The Blue Jazz Band will be a fun, encouraging and introductory-level jazz experience, new to Westwinds this year!

 

We will be exploring and introducing fundamental jazz concepts and skills while focusing on having  fun!  We will introduce the concept of “swing”, jazz articulations and different jazz styles while working on popular jazz hits.

 

The ensemble will be a type of “exploration ensemble”, trying out jazz-isms and jazz styles in the safety of a group, as opposed to a performance-based ensemble.  Our intention is to run the band in a very relaxed way while learning these jazz ideas.

It is best that you have at least 1 year playing experience on your instrument to feel confident while exploring these new ideas.

All instruments are welcome, from Oboe to Tuba. Even string instruments!!  We will be rehearsing 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Monday nights. Location Living Spirit United Church, 629 - 49 Ave SW.

Looking forward to sharing this toe-tapping music with you all! 

Directed by Jeremy Legault

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Bronze Jazz is an ensemble teaching the introduction of jazz techniques, rhythms and articulation for musicians at a grade 2-3 level.

Wednesday nights, 7:00 pm. Location Living Spirit United Church, 629 - 49 Ave SW.

Directed by Nathan Gingrich

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Silver Jazz is a performance ensemble for intermediate musicians at a grade 3-4 level.

Thursday nights, 7:00 pm. Location Living Spirit United Church, 629 - 49 Ave SW.

Directed by Jeremy Legault

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Gold Jazz North is a performance ensemble for advanced musicians at the grade 4-5 level. Entry into this ensemble is at the discretion of the Director.

Wednesday nights, 7:00 pm. Location French International School, 700 - 77 St SW.

Directed by Jonathan Bell

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Gold Jazz South is a performance ensemble for advanced musicians at the grade 4-5 level. Entry into this ensemble is at the discretion of the Director.

Wednesday nights, 7:00 pm. Location Living Spirit United Church, 629 - 49 Ave SW.

Directed by Kathie Van Lare

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Fall 2021 Jazz Rehearsal Fees (September to December) are $180 for the first group and $115 for additional groups, plus a non-refundable Annual Society Fee of $40.