West Coast Big Band Festival






Festivals, Concerts

Love the rousing sound of big band jazz? Imagine a full weekend showcasing 16 Lower Mainland bands performing everything from traditional swing to modern jazz/funk/metal fusion to Disney classics. Evening shows feature award-winning professional guest artist Campbell Ryga (saxophone), Rising Stars Maya Rae (vocal) and Thad Bailey-Mai (trumpet), and two hot young professional bands: Space Elevator and The Happiest Big Band on Earth. Musicians at all levels will also benefit from free jazz improvisation workshops by leading professionals. Performances and workshops are all FREE except for Saturday evening. A big band extravaganza not to be missed!