Workshop - April 27 - Vancouver Community College (VCC), 1155 E Broadway, Vancouver Finals - April 28 - 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 and Langley 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. SIGN-UP DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2019
All of the selected bands will present themselves at VCC on Saturday, April 27, 2019 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. 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, April 28, 2019.
GIGS AND JAM SESSIONS
Most Sundays in September 2019, band gigs and jam sessions will be held at the WRTJS’s jazz club, located in the Crescent Beach Legion Hall in South Surrey, where the club’s regular Sunday afternoon band sessions take place. They will be organized by Ben MacRae and Alan Matheson. All bands which have qualified for the 2020 competition will be invited to take part in these sessions.
The three bands selected from the Workshop will present themselves at the WRTJS’s jazz club on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 1.30 pm. Each band will play the qualifying piece of music, along with two other tunes of their choice from the traditional jazz and swing repertoire supplied by Alan Matheson. The qualifying tune is “I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME”. Contact Alan Matheson at email@example.com for the music. A panel of independent judges will then select the 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.
The top band will get a full gig at one of the WRTJS’s Sunday afternoon dances.
The second and third place bands will share a full gig at the club, the second place band playing two sets ($400.00) and the third place band playing one set ($200.00).
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