WED MAR 30 – PHIL DWYER TRIO

UVic JCME is please to welcome three giants of jazz music. All are welcome.

 

Phil Dwyer Trio

Wed Mar 30

4:30pm-6pm sharp

B037, MacLaurin B-Wing

 

Phil Dwyer – tenor sax

Ken Lister – double bass

Alan Jones – drums

 

Phil is thrilled to once again be playing in trio format with two of his longest-standing musical partners, Alan Jones, and Ken Lister.

 

Phil met drummer Alan Jones in 1985 when they were both living in New York. They went on to tour and record from 1987-1990 with renowned bassist/bandleader David Friesen. More recently Alan and Phil have recorded with bassist Rodney Whitaker, collaborated in the Portland-based “Bridge Quartet” as well as touring the Canadian jazz festival circuit with Alan’s sextet. After many years living and touring in Europe, Alan returned to his native Portland where he now lives and operates the Alan Jones Academy of Music.

 

Phil and bassist Ken Lister have been playing together since Phil returned from New York to Vancouver. Their performing relationship went into hiatus during Phil’s 16-year stint in Toronto (1988-2004), but since then they have worked regularly together in settings from piano/bass duo to the big bands of Ian McDougall and Hugh Fraser’s “VEJI” as well as being featured on Phil’s Juno Award–winning recording from 2011 “Changing Seasons”. Ken was also a regular member of the renowned Hugh Fraser Quintet for many years and is frequently called upon to accompany out-of-town headliners both on the island and in Vancouver.

 

 

MAR 23 JON MCCASLIN IN PERSON

Hi all,
The UVic Jazz and Creative Music Ensemble welcomes drummer and composer Dr. Jon McCaslin Wed Mar 23 at 4:30pm in 037. Everyone is welcome. WE ARE IN PERSON.
Recognized as one of Western Canada’s leading jazz drummers and educators, Jon McCaslin brings excitement and his passion for the jazz tradition and its future to the bandstand and to the classroom.
Raised in Regina, Saskatchewan Jon began playing the drums at the tender age of nine while progressing through the Regina Lions Junior Band and award winning music program at his high school, Campbell Collegiate, soon developing a passion for playing the drums and jazz.
Ultimately, Jon’s interest in music led him to enroll in the Jazz Studies program at McGill University, graduating with distinction in 1999. While at McGill, Jon had the opportunity to study with some of the finest jazz educators in the country including Gordon Foote, Kevin Dean, Jan Jarcyzk, Joe Sullivan, Remi Bolduc, Chris McCann, Andre White, Michel Lambert and Dave Laing.
He attended the Banff Centre for the Arts in 1997, where he performed with Canadian jazz greats Hugh Fraser, Don Thompson and Kenny Wheeler. In the spring of 2002 McCaslin completed his Master’s in Jazz Studies at McGill University where he studied jazz drumming, improvisation and composition.
In 2012 he released his album “Sunalta” on the Cellar Live jazz record label featuring Brad Turner, Phil Dwyer, Tilden Webb and Jodi Proznick. This music was nominated in 2013 for the Western Canadian Music Awards in the “Best Jazz Recording” category. As a busy sideman he has also performed with such internationally recognized artists as Mulgrew Miller, Peter Bernstein, Ralph Bowen, Hendrik Meurkens, Sean Jones, PJ Perry, Charlie Biddle, Hadley Caliman, Kelly Jefferson, Ian McDougall, Jeff Johnston, Lorraine Desmerais, Steve Amirault, Hugh Fraser, Chucho Valdes, Uri Caine, Peter Apfelbaum, Wycliffe Gordon, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Luis Bonilla, Linda Oh, Harold Mabern and Pat LaBarbera.
Dr. McCaslin completed his Doctorate in Jazz Studies through the University of Toronto in 2015, researching the conceptualization of contemporary melodic jazz drumming.
Since 2009 he has authored “Four on the Floor” jonmccaslinjazzdrummer.blogspot.com, one of the world’s most recognized on-line jazz drumming blogs.
He is currently based in Calgary where he maintains a busy performing and teaching schedule across Canada.

Chase Sanborn Wed Mar 16

Chase Sanborn joins the UVic Jazz and Creative Music Ensemble via Zoom on Wed Mar 16 at 4:30pm. All are welcome. Link below.

 

https://www.chasesanborn.com/

 

Jazz trumpeter Chase Sanborn grew up in the New York City metropolitan area and spent his early professional years in Boston and San Francisco, including a year spent on tour with Ray Charles.

 

Since 1981, Chase has been a mainstay of the jazz and commercial music scene in Toronto, Canada, with a slew of performing and recording credits.

 

A dedicated music educator, Chase is an Associate Professor of Jazz at the University of Toronto and has published a series of books that have garnered praise for their insightful and entertaining approach to playing and teaching music.

 

In recent years, Chase has been a highly visible presence on YouTube, posting scores of videos on jazz improvisation, brass playing and the business of managing a musical career.

 

 

Patrick Boyle is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: UVic JCME with Chase Sanborn

Time: Mar 16, 2022 04:30 PM Vancouver

 

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Thank you,

 

pb

Zoom for Mar 2

Patrick Boyle is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: JCME with George McFetridge March 2 at 4:30pm

Time: Mar 2, 2022 04:30 PM Vancouver

 

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For Wed Jan 26

 

Hi folks,

We’ll be back face to face today in B037, not the Recital Hall. Upon consideration and consultation with several students, there’s no need to bring your instruments today. Our meeting today will be slightly shorter as well, from 4:30pm-6pm. Please bring some type of notebook or paper/pen. Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you.

pb

First rehearsal Wed Sept 15

First, my sincere apologies for the delay in getting the word out to you about the group roster. That is certainly a drag for you and a drag for me, too. This year has presented a lot of challenges in terms of student placement in ensembles. It’s also the first year that JCME has been included in the “official” audition process for other Large Ensembles and that has proven to be a huge failure. Add to that some room changes and imbalanced representation of certain instruments and you may be able to appreciate that I’ve had to spend a lot of time creating something that will amount to an enriching experience for you this term.

Second, as a result of the above, the JCME will not feature a traditional big band instrumentation in Fall 2021. Simply put, there are nowhere near enough trombones to create and sustain a big band. I am being crystal clear with you on that now, especially for those students in need of a large ensemble credit, that if you were expecting a big band setup (as I was) then that is not happening now. I will describe the group below and if it doesn’t appeal to you, then I recommend you consult with the office about finding a different ensemble to join. NOTE: All Large Ensembles are semesterized now. Large Ensembles in January are an entirely different course than in September.

OK WE GET IT. ORGANIZING THE BAND HAS BEEN A HASSLE. WHAT WILL THE GROUP LOOK LIKE FOR FALL 2021?

In Fall 2021, we will examine standard song forms for the purposes of small group jazz improvisation. If you can imagine for a moment the rhythm section set up on stage in PTY at all times. Specific groups of horns will join. I will lead us in an exploration of the jazz language, tunes, forms, techniques, traditions, and behaviours. Essentially then you can consider the JCME of Fall 2021 as a weekly masterclass in small group jazz improv. Our rhythm section capabilities are mainly very strong. While not all harmonic accompanists (e.g. piano/guitar/accordion) are super comfortable with supporting soloists in the jazz language, there will be much to learn and appreciate from those that are. So you would be wise to reframe this Large Ensemble experience from that of a traditional working large group to one of a large group of people playing in smaller groups.

Those who have not improvised in small groups shouldn’t feel afraid of this. I have a proven track record of creating safe spaces to explore improvisation as a group. But those who do not have a background in jazz music, who rely solely on written material for making music, and who don’t regularly listen to this music are hereby politely “warned.” At every turn, I will aid your learning and point you towards helpful resources and activities. But with this polite warning in place, and with this description that this group is in effect a regular Wednesday jazz jam session, I now leave it up to you to decide if this is something you are willing to commit to. I recognize that the advertised idea of a big band is definitely different than what I am describing here.

Happy to go over this some more in our rehearsal Wed Sept 15 at 4:30pm in PTY. Again, very sorry this notice is coming as late as it is, but now you know and you can conduct yourself accordingly, no pun intended.

Drummers, bring sticks.

Bassists and guitarists, bring your own guitar and definitely bring your own working cables.

 

Audition results

 

UPDATE MON SEPT 13

I’m so sorry for the bother and the delay in this. It is a drag and I will inform everyone by noon Tuesday, far behind my original schedule.

 

Hello folks,

Apologies for the delay. The plan was to have the group locked in by now, Saturday morning. But that notice won’t be coming until Monday, mid afternoon. Sorry for the bother, I know you are all anxious. However the new protocols and the uncertainty of the week before classes started have created an unwanted delay. Please standby. As always I am at pboyle @ uvic dot ca