Printed Program available closer to event
Friday April 20th
Student Social Dance
8:00-10:30pm, McGillivray Room
Saturday April 21st
Kamloops Orchestra Wind & Brass Ensembles
7:00pm, Alpine Room
7:00 & 8:30pm, Grand Ballroom
NiteCap from Capilano College
Festival Mass Choir
NiteCap is the premiere Vocal Jazz Ensemble of Capilano University's four-year Jazz Studies degree program. An innovative ensemble with an eclectic approach to music styles, their challenging repertoire includes material from a wide spectrum of traditional and contemporary jazz, as well as Brazillian, R & B, and classical music.
NiteCap's achievements include performances for the International Association of Jazz Educartors, the British Columbia Music Educators Conferences (BCME) the Vancouver Kiwanis Jazz Festival, Musicfest Canada, and more..They have recorded for CBC Radio Canada's and have presented workshops at various festivals under the direction of Phil Matson and Ward Swingle. Acclaimed as an outstanding ensemble in DownBeat jazz magazine in 1994, NiteCap has performed with internationally acclaimed jazz vocalists Dee Daniels, Kurt Elling, Luciana Souza, Karrin Allyson, Eliana Cuevas, Ranee Lee, Denzal Sinclair, Nneena Freelon, Louise Rose, Kristin Korb, Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Steve Maddock, Bob Walsh, J.D. Walter, Monica Freire, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Claudia Villela, Norma Winston, David Linx and Karen Young; pianists Kenny Werner, Cedar Walton, Ernán López-Nussa, David Braid, Don Thompson, Hilario Duran and Jean-Michel Pilc ; arrangers Bob Mintzer, Fred Stride, Dave McMurdo, Hugh Fraser, Rob McConnell and Maria Schneider; violinist Regina Carter; saxophonists Seamus Blake, Phil Dwyer, Ernie Watts, Jane Bunnett, Dave Liebman and Donny McCaslin; and legendary jazz artists Ed Thigpen, Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Claudio Roditi, Jason Marsalis, Steve Turre, Curtis Fuller, John Abercrombie, Ambrose Akinmushire and Phil Nimmons. They have recorded three CDs: Nimmons’N NiteCap ( 2005), NiteCap (1994),.and An Evening With NiteCap (2003).
The gifted arranger/composer/performer Réjean Marois teaches at North Vancouver’s Capilano University in the Jazz Studies Program where he conducts two vocal ensembles; NiteCap, Capital Jazz. He has been also the director of the A Band, the B Band at the University, and taught various classes of the Jazz Studies Program. Much in demand throughout Canada and the U.S. as a clinician, adjudicator, conductor, music advisor and arranger, Marois also publishes original works for jazz band, choir, jazz choir, and concert band: http://maroismusic.com