Jazz at the Gallery 2013

In our ongoing exploration of 2013 as The Year of Taking More Risks, Having More Fun, and Expanding Cultural Horizons, why not spend a Sunday afternoon at the historic Spencer Mansion, home of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV), listening to the cool tunes of some of the city's most renowned jazz artists. Founded in 2010 as a collaboration of the UJAM (Universal Jazz Advocates and Mentors) Society and the AGGV, Jazz at the … [Read more...]

Announcing Reynolds High School Collegium Concerts (Oct 16 and Nov 1)

Dave Flello, teacher and director of the Reynolds High School Band, contacted me recently about a very interesting development at the school.  Staff and administration have created the Reynolds Fine Arts Collegium to help facilitate and support the efforts of Reynolds Fine Arts Students to: experiment in fine arts network with artists locally, regionally and nationally develop their individual crafts collaborate with other artists to … [Read more...]

Sing Your Heart Out Vocal Jam Sunday February 12 2012

Music! And people. What a great community building endeavour. Carol Sokoloff, a local poet, writer and jazz singer sent me information about the new "Sing Your Heart Out Vocal Jazz Jam" taking place at The  Well  821 Fort St (Victoria BC) on Sunday February 12th 7pm. Come to listen or to sing at this weekly vocal jazz jam. Try out new tunes and polish your stage presence in a friendly atmosphere, with emcee Carol Sokoloff and Laura Cave on … [Read more...]

Victoria Conservatory of Music Presents! Concert Series Premiere Season

Founded in 1964, the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) has trained generations of musicians.  They slowly outgrew several locations - the Union Hall near Centennial Square, Craigdarroch Castle, the annex of St Ann's Academy. In 1997, with over 1000 students, they purchased the Metropolitan United Church at the corner of Quadra and Pandora, moving into the space in 1999. The magnificent 800 seat Alix Goolden Hall is a much desired … [Read more...]