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Vancouver's top jazz festival features string of VCC talent

Posted on June 11, 2013

If you haven't heard, VCC's award-winning musical influence is everywhere.

VCC's Music department is proud announce a string of talented alumni and faculty -- as well as one current student -- will be performing during the Vancouver International Jazz Festival from June 21 to July 1:


VCC music students playing jazz.


Jason Adasiewicz Sun Rooms with François Houle - François Houle, faculty
Aunts and Uncles - Daniel Ruiz and Joe Hirabayashi, alumni
Tommy Babin’s Sendero Limuniso - Bernie Arai, faculty
Alberto Braids and François Houle - François Houle, faculty
Bill Coon Trio - Bernie Arai, faculty
Sean Cronin’s Very Good - Noah Walker, alumnus
Crowman - Ben Brown, alumnus, Juno Award winner
Gordon Grdina Trio with Colin Stetson - Kenton Loewen, alumnus
Gordon Grdina’s Haram - Kenton Loewen, alumnus and François Houle, faculty
Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Bill Coon and Adam Thomas - Kate Hammett-Vaughan, faculty
Alicia Hansen/Ben Brown Duo - Alicia Hansen, alumnus and Ben Brown, alumnus, Juno Award winner
John Korsrud’s Hard Rubber Orchestra: 100 Years of Jazz - John Korsrud, Alan Matheson, Giorgio Magnanesi, Laurence Mollerup, David Branter, Bernie Arai, faculty
Vince Mai Quintet - Daryl Jahnke, faculty
Lisa Cay Miller Quartet - Lisa Cay Miller, term instructor
Sharon Minemoto Quartet - Sharon Minemoto and Bernie Arai, faculty
Tyson Naylor Trio with Esperanze Spalding - Tyson Naylor, alumnus
Pugs and Crows and Tony Wilson - Ben Brown, alumnus, Juno Award winner
Reach for the Sky with Debra-Jean Creelman - Debra-Jean Creelman, alumnus
John Reischman and John Miller - John Reischman, term instructor
Tim Sars Band - Tim Sars and Brendan Krieg, alumni
Jennifer Scott’s Brasileira - Daryl Jahnke, faculty
John Stowell- Michael Zilber Quartet - Bernie Arai, faculty
Wintermitts - Aaron Pettigrew, Bachelor of Applied Music student
Zapato Negro - Jack Duncan, faculty