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June 19, 2006

South Delta Jazz Festival (Vancouver)

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz festival

South Delta Jazz Festival Grows by Leaps and Bounds

The South Delta Jazz Festival launches its third season July 2 through the 9th with a variety of concerts featuring the world-class faculty of its workshop program.

The festival, founded by Delta Music School instructors Jared Burrows and Stephen Robb, has grown since its first season of 2004 from a workshop into a full-blown festival featuring a week of concert presentations featuring both faculty along with guest jazz musicians from the greater Vancouver area and beyond.

This year’s faculty includes UK based Len Aruliah (saxophones), Dr. Jared Burrows (guitar), Rob Kohler (strings / bass), Stephen Robb (winds / piano), and Stan Taylor (drums). Guest artists (who also host master classes during the workshop) include guitarist Ross Bliss, vibraphonist Marty Franklin, saxophonist/vocalist Karen Graves, trumpeter Alan Matheson and trombonist Brad Muirhead.

All concerts are held at Tsawwassen Arts Centre with few exceptions (as noted), and are, for the most part, free.

for more information visit www.southdeltajazzfestival.com


Sunday July 2nd

The Outdoor Concert Diefenbaker Park 1 – 5 pm

Bradley McGillvery Band
Blues vocals with jazz funk.

The Django Project
Tribute to Django Reinhardt.

Tristan Rogers Trio
Straight ahead post bop jazz.

Tuesday July 4th

Brad Muirhead (trombone)
With Faculty ensemble.
(12 noon)

Wednesday July 5th

Karen Graves (saxophonist/vocalist)
Jared Burrows (guitar), Rob Kohler (bass), Stan Taylor (drums)
Original compositions and modern jazz standards.
(12 noon)

Thursday July 6th

Alan Matheson (trumpet)
With Faculty ensemble.
(12 noon)

Marty Franklin (vibraphone)
Nino DiPasquale (drums), Rob Kohler (bass), (workshop faculty)
Traditional Jazz Swing Style from the 1930’s – 1960’s
(7:30 pm)

Friday July 7th

Jazz for Kidz
Come hear a Special 45 min show Just for Kidz – an Introduction to the World of Jazz with Jazz Music and Styles from around the World
(12 noon)

Faculty Quintet Tsawwassen Arts Centre
Len Aruliah (saxophones), Jared Burrows (guitar), Stephen Robb (piano),
Rob Kohler (bass), Stan Taylor (drums)
(7:30 pm)

Saturday July 8th

Student Ensembles
South Delta Jazz Workshop Student ensembles. Come hear our students perform jazz standards and original compositions, together with our workshop faculty.
(2 pm)

Festival Gala Concert / Djangophilia Coast Tsawwassen Inn
Gypsy Jazz Music with Ross Bliss – Guitar, and Friends
Stephen Robb (clarinet), Len Aruliah (flute,saxophone), Jared Burrows (guitar), Rob Kohler (bass).
(8:00 pm)

Sunday July 9th All Saints Anglican Church, Ladner)

East meets West Indo-jazz fusion
Kenneth Wells (sarode), Hari Pal (tabla), Jared Burrows (guitar)
(2 pm)

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