Workshop - October 13 - Vancouver Community College (VCC), 1155 E Broadway, Vancouver Finals - October 14 - Crescent Beach Legion, Branch 240, 2643 - 128 St, Surrey, home of the White Rock Traditional Jazz Society (WRTJS)
The WRTJS has dedicated this competition to Alan Matheson in acknowledgement of all the work he has done over the years, and continues to do, for all levels of young musicians learning to play all types of jazz. The WRTJS wants to use his experience along with his clinician colleagues in helping young jazz enthusiasts to learn and understand Traditional, Dixieland, and New Orleans styles of jazz.
Student bands from Vancouver, Surrey and Vancouver Island universities and colleges are invited to attend the Workshop and compete in the competition.
HOW TO QUALIFY Each band must consist of 3 to 8 players and may include a vocalist or vocal groups.
Each band member must be attending a university or college as either a full-time or part-time music student, or be an associate member of a music society attached to a university or college.
Each band must send a high quality audition recording of the traditional jazz composition “After You’ve Gone” to Alan Matheson at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than September 1, 2018.
The top four bands selected from these auditions will be notified to proceed to the Workshop to be held at VCC on Saturday, October 13, 2018. SIGN-UP DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30, 2018.
All of the selected bands will present themselves at VCC on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9.00 am. They will be greeted by the WRTJS faculty, who will help them to refine their presentations, teach them about the history of traditional jazz, and make sure that everyone has a good time. Selected grade 12 high school students will be invited to attend the Workshop and will be allowed to sit in with these bands for learning purposes only. Our clinicians will spend time with each group throughout the day, offering advice on ensemble and solo playing. At the conclusion of the Workshop each band will play their rendition of the qualifying piece of music. The top three bands will be selected by the faculty and will then have qualified for the Finals, which take place at the WRTJS’s jazz club at 1.30 pm on Sunday, October 14.
The three bands selected from the Workshop will present themselves at the WRTJS’s jazz club on Sunday, October 14 at 1.30 pm. Each band will play the qualifying piece of music, along with three other tunes of their choice from the traditional jazz and swing repertoire supplied by Alan Matheson. A panel of judges will then select a winner and runner-up. The judges will also select the best young musician based on their final performance at the Finals.
Each member of the winning band will receive $100.00. Each member of the runner-up band will receive $50.00. The top two bands will get a full gig at one of the WRTJS’s Sunday afternoon dances. The third place band will qualify for the September Sunday afternoon “Uni Jazz Dances” on Sunday afternoons at the jazz club in the month of September 2018. More information regarding these dances will be posted on the website at a later date.
Contact Dave Roper 604-888-0415 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.whiterockjazz.ca