This year, the concert will honour the inimitable Oliver Jones who so graciously hosted the event for many years.
Master of Ceremonies Ranee Lee will also be a guest performer, as will Vanier trumpet teacher and big band director Jocelyn Couture.
Ms. Lee and past Music Department coordinator Nadia Turbide will give testimonials to Oliver. Marking the occasion, past honorees, including John Lynch, Kevin Roch, Wah Keung Chan, and Tony Romandini will also be in attendance at the concert.
To help with the celebrations, the Department of Music will present senior jazz improvisation students from the three-year Professional Music and Song Techniques program. And of course, the J.L. Big Band directed by Christopher Smith will put on another fabulous show for us–all in aid of raising funds for jazz scholarships for the department.
Official Facebook posting is at https://www.facebook.com/events/1204199843049741/.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Vanier College Auditorium. Admission is $10 for the general public, and $5 for students and seniors. A great price for an amazing show!