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WS JAZZ PROGRAM

Nurture the passion within and let the music begin.

The Wellington Jazz Academy inspires the next generation of musicians and arts supporters!

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With leading lights like Christine and Ingrid Jensen and Diana Krall already on the international scene, Nanaimo has an established reputation as a jazz hotbed. And the consistent high performance of Carmella Luvisottos’ students from the Wellington Jazz Academy Program is maintaining that reputation.

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November 1, 2019 at 6pm
Wellington Secondary Jazz Academy
Spaghetti Dinner
A found riser concert with awesome food and music
December 17, 2019 at 7pm
Wellington Secondary Jazz Academy
Winter Concert
We will play and sing for your enjoyment. Grades 8 - 12 bands.
February 21 and 22, 2020
Wellington Secondary Jazz Academy
Surrey Jazz Festival
Surrey Jazz Festival is a regional jazz festival where groups from across BC attend.
February 26 to March 1, 2020
Wellington Secondary Jazz Academy
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Students will compete with groups from across the US at the International Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival featuring performances by the Lionel Hampton Jazz Band.
April 7 and 8, 2020
Wellington Secondary Jazz Academy
Vancouver Island Concert Band Festival
The Vancouver Island Concert Band Festival takes place in Port Alberni and features school groups from across the island.
April 20, 2020
Wellington Secondary Jazz Academy
Jazz Combo Night
This evening will feature all jazz combos at St. Andrew's Church 7PM.
April 28 and 29, 2020
Wellington Secondary Jazz Academy
West Coast Jazz Festival VIU
Jazz students from across Vancouver Island and the Mainland will compete at Vancouver Island University. This involves all grades 8-12 jazz bands and combos.
May 19 to 23, 2020
Wellington Secondary Jazz Academy
MusicFest Calgary
The Canadian Nationals takes place in Calgary, Alberta.
May 26, 2020
Wellington Secondary Jazz Academy
Final Senior Concert
Grades 11-12 Students Final Concert.
May 29, 2020
Wellington Secondary Jazz Academy
Jazz Affair
Hosted by the Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society. Features local student groups, professional jazz group and local jazz groups. Coast Bastion Inn Ballroom.
June 2, 2020
Wellington Secondary Jazz Academy
Final Junior Concert
Grades 8-10 Bands 7 PM
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