Posted: April 3, 2017
"Life is not about finding our
limitations, it’s about finding our infinity."
JAZZ AT CAPU
Recognized as one of the continent’s premier training grounds for jazz, Capilano University’s Jazz Studies program gives musicians a chance to simultaneously deepen their musical knowledge and strengthen their performance capabilities… and maybe find infinity. With three big bands (A, B and C), three vocal ensembles, a percussion ensemble, a guitar ensemble and the Rhythmic Music Ensemble – and a schedule that routinely starts as early as 8:30am and continues until the same hour in the evening (or later) - CapU Jazz is a driving music machine, with passionate players at its heart.
As a testament to the program’s impact on Canadian jazz, seven alumni and two faculty members were nominated for Juno awards in 2017. Congratulations to Bria Skonberg (with saxaphone by Evan Arntzen) for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year and to Brad Turner (and his band Metalwood) for Jazz Album of the Year!
Captured by photographer Laura Dunfield at a variety of events, these photos show the connection of music, musician and instrument, and demonstrate the vitality that runs throughout the program.
CAPILANO UNIVERSITY JAZZ STUDIES MISSION
Capilano University Jazz Studies Program seeks to foster students'
comprehensive abilities in jazz performance and composition within the context
of an enriched liberal arts education. Our goal is to develop musicians who
understand and value the rich history and traditions of jazz, who will be
prepared to contribute to the evolution and growth of the art form in the
future, and who will be equipped to engage creatively with current trends in
Read more about the program and it's award-nominated alumni:
Capilano University prepares students for the jazz life, John Goodman, North Shore News, March 24, 201
From Jazz Studies to the Junos, Daily Cap, Cheryl Rossi, March 27, 2017
jazz nets numerous nods at Junos this weekend, MetroNews Canada, April 2, 2017
McLachlan, Grimes, and Bria Skonberg among those who win Junos in advance of TV
broadcast, The Georgia Straight, April 2, 2017
Visit the Library to see the full display, including images by Laura Dunfield, as well as books, music and movies from the CapU Library Collection.