Faculty


  • lachance-150(1)Andre Lachance
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Originally from Québec City, André Lachance has been based in Vancouver since 1990. He has been a member of the Brad Turner Quartet, the Peggy Lee Ban ... [more]


    coon-150Bill Coon
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Guitarist, composer and arranger Bill Coon has shared the stage with several jazz greats including Jimmy Heath and Eddie Daniels. Although best known  ... [more]


    Brad-Turner-150Brad Turner
    http://www.bradturnermusic.com/
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Brad Turner's phenomenal talents as a trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer make him one of Canada’s most in-demand and highly esteemed musicians.  ... [more]


    Bradshaw-Pack-150Bradshaw Pack
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Bradshaw Pack is the recipient of numerous commissions and awards including the 2002 Joseph Stauffer Prize as awarded by the Canada Council for achiev ... [more]


    chad_makelaChad Makela
    http://www.chadmakela.com
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, baritone saxophonist Chad Makela attended the University of North Texas on a scholarship as well as Capilano ... [more]


    sigerson-150Christopher Sigerson
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Pianist Chris Sigerson has been an active member of the Vancouver music scene for the last 20 years. Chris plays a variety of gigs and has experience  ... [more]


    radtke-150Darren Radtke
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Darren Radtke studied voice at Concordia College and bass at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton. After moving to Vancouver in 1993, he graduated with a ... [more]


    robbins-150Dave Robbins
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Dave Robbins is one of Canada's premier jazz drummers and a first-rate composer.An energetic and sensitive drummer, he writes and arranges all the  ... [more]


    esson-150Dennis Esson
    Coordinator - Jazz (Resources)/Instructor - Music/Jazz Studies

    Since moving to Vancouver in 1980, Dennis Esson has established himself as a highly respected and sought after trombonist for a wide variety of musi ... [more]


    Dylan-Van-Der-Schyff-150Dylan van der Schyff
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    “Mr. van der Schyff spins out essayistic passages of texture.“ 
 – New York Times“…a master manipulator, tests and expands common notions of timbre…”
 ... [more]


    Grace McNabGrace McNab
    Instructor - Jazz studies and Music

    Grace McNab has devoted her professional life to sharing musical ideas with students and keeping their love and excitement for musical art foremost in ... [more]


    Jared-Burrows-150Jared Burrows
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Dr. Jared Burrows is the Academic Coordinator of the Jazz Studies Department and teaches improvisation, conducting, arranging, and directs small and ... [more]


    korsrud-150John Korsrud
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    John Korsrud is a composer, trumpet player and band leader. He has written scores for several television documentary earning him Leo and Golden Sheaf  ... [more]


    hammett-150Kate Hammett-Vaughan
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Nova Scotia-born, Vancouver-based singer Kate Hammett-Vaughan is one of Canada's preeminent jazz vocalists. Equally acclaimed for her interpretations  ... [more]


    mollerup-150Laurence Mollerup
    B. Music (UBC)
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    A mainstay of the West Coast Music Scene, Laurence is active in a wide variety of fields, including Classical, Jazz, Latin, and World Music. He plays  ... [more]


    kellett-150Lorne Kellett
    Instructor (Piano) - Jazz Studies

    A native of Vancouver, Lorne lived and performed in Toronto throughout the 70's and 80's working in a variety of musical settings as well as arranging ... [more]


    bischoff-150Mary Jo Bischoff
    Instructor (Ear Training) - Jazz Studies

    A gifted and versatile educator, Mary Jo specializes in voice technique, improvisation and ear training. She holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies f ... [more]


    allen-150Mike Allen
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Mike Allen, "one of Canada's top tenor men" (Jim Little, Montreal Mirror) is profiled in Mark Miller's "Miller Companion to Jazz in Canada" and has a  ... [more]


    marois-150Rejean Marois
    http://maroismusic.com/
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    As a faculty member of the Jazz Studies program, Réjean conducts two vocal jazz ensembles, NiteCap and Capital Jazz, as well as the University's "A" B ... [more]


    mckenzie-150Rob McKenzie
    Instructor (Theory/Small Ensemble) - Jazz Studies

    Composer, conductor, performer and teacher, Rob McKenzie brings to his work a lifetime of experience in the Vancouver music scene. His interest in com ... [more]


    samworth-150Ron Samworth
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Vancouver-based guitarist/composer Ron Samworth is a high profile presence on the Canadian scene, equally at home playing in the jazz tradition or the ... [more]


    Siri Olesen(1)Siri Olesen
    Jazz Vocal Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Siri Olesen works as a vocalist, pianist, organist, choral director and music educator. She's performed with Early Music Vancouver, the Pacific Baroqu ... [more]


    Steve Kaldestad resizedSteve Kaldestad
    http://stevekaldestad.com/
    Instructor (Saxophone Ensemble) - Jazz Studies

    Since moving to Vancouver in 2008, Steve Kaldestad has become one of the most in-demand saxophonists on the scene, performing as a sideman with the D ... [more]


    maddock-250(2)Steve Maddock
    Instructor - Jazz Studies

    Over the past two decades, Steve Maddock has come to be known as one of Western Canada'smost versatile vocal talents. He's been a soloist with the ... [more]