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Friday April 20th


8:00-10:30pm, Annex

Student Social Dance

8:00-10:30pm, McGillivray Room

Director’s Reception


Saturday April 21st


12:00pm, Annex

Kamloops Orchestra Wind & Brass Ensembles

7:00pm, Alpine Room

Catholic Mass
Music By Holy Cross Regional

7:00 & 8:30pm, Grand Ballroom

NiteCap from Capilano College
Rejean Marois, Director

The Dry Cleaner From Des MoinesCharles Mingus/Joni Mitchell
SermaoBaden Powell/David Linx
Alma MaterRéjean Marois
Clare Réjean Marois
Walking By FlashlightMaria Schneider
All Night In Gusty WindsMaria Schneider
How Important It Must BeMaria Schneider
Django John Lewis
Douce AmbianceDjango Reinhardt/M. Ageron
Manoir de mes rêves D. Reinhardt/L. Riesner
NuagesD. Reinhardt/J. Larue
I Could Have Danced All NightF. Loewe/A.J. Lerner
The Secret Of The Machines M.v. Vugt/I.v. Doorn
IsayaM.v. Vugt/I.v. Doorn
Back To The Market SquareM.v. Vugt/I.v. Doorn
All pieces arranged by Réjean Marois


Festival Mass Choir
Dorothy Dyck, Director

MLK to be directed by Dorothy Dyck
Hallelujah arranged and to be directed by Rejean Marios

Time Groups Assigned
7:00pm TBA
8:30pm TBA


Performer Bios




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).

Réjean Marois

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: