July Update 2023




Preparations are now well underway for this year’s summer festival.  This year we will bring live Jazz to Southlands with outdoor concerts on Saturday, August 12 and 19thAugust 12 will feature our Workshop faculty from both the Vocal and Combo workshops, while Saturday, August 19th will be our student concert that features all of our workshop participants for the week of August 15 – 19  (Vocal Jazz Concert will be on Thursday, August 16 –  more details coming soon).

The Combo workshop (August 15 – 19) will be held at The Red Barn at Southlands, the Benediction Lutheran Church on 6th Ave. in Tsawwassen, and the Delta Community Music School in Ladner.   The Vocal Jazz workshop (August 18 – 12) will be held at the Red Barn at Southlands. 

Registration is now open on Eventbrite for the August 12 and 19th events. Registration is Free, and you will find the link here.





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Volunteer Opportunity – Stage Crew

We are looking for volunteers to help us with our Noon hour concerts July 2 – 5.

Sound techs and Outdoor Stage

We are looking for 3 people to help set up our performance tent and help our sound engineer set up our PA system, soundboard and mics fo our noon hour concerts outside the music school.  This is an opportunity to work with our sound engineer Laurence Wu (Blueshore Theatre, Capilano University).  Volunteers need to report to Laurence at 10:30 am on Tuesday, and will be finished before 2:30 pm. (4 hours).  There will be a small honorarium paid to volunteers who help with this.

Please contact srobb(at)dcms.ca for more information.

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Festival Welcomes Natasha D’Agostino

 Update June 8th, 2017.  Jennifer Scott, unfortunately, will not be available to be with us for the July 2017 Festival. Jennifer sends us her regrets.

We welcome Vancouver vocalist / pianist Natasha D’Agostino as faculty instructor / performer at this year’s South Delta Jazz Workshop and Festival.

A creative composer and improviser, Natasha draws influence from a wide canon of musicians, notably the music of Norma Winstone, Fred Hersch, and Wayne Shorter. Natasha’s original music combines her love and appreciation of modal and modern jazz, and pairs it with elements of free improvisation. She is currently working on her first album set to be released in 2017.

Natasha D’Agostino is a Vancouver based vocalist, with an undergraduate degree in Jazz Voice from Capilano University. Throughout her time at Capilano University, she has participated in the renowned vocal ensemble, Nitecap. Regarded widely on a national and international scale, this ensemble performs extremely versatile and challenging material written by acclaimed visiting artists such as Randy Brecker, Kurt Elling, and Donny McCaslin, as well as originals and arrangements by accomplished director Réjean Marois. Natasha has been involved in collaborations with both students and faculty, allowing her to explore and develop her own music and arrangements.

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