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West Coast Jazz Invitational 2016: Vancouver Groove Orchestra, Mighty Fraser Big Band, The Other Big Band, Deep Cove Big Band, Inlet Jazz Band, Bruce James Orchestra, New Westminster & District Jazz Band, South Van Big Band, The Jazz Connexion, Brad Turner, Rich Wetzel, Chad Makela

Sat. June 18th 2016 11:00 - 22:00 doors at 10:30 Northwood United Church Surrey BC (All Ages) 11:00 - 22:00 doors at 10:30
Tickets at: West Coast Jazz Invitational
Presented by: West Coast Jazz Invitational
We are pleased to present an afternoon and evening of jazz big band entertainment! This community-driven festival returns for a pre-summer time slot, bringing together many of the community jazz big bands and jazz orchestras of the Lower Mainland for a day of performances. We look forward to connecting with all our big band friends and fans.

The headliner evening concert at 7:45 PM is $20 (tickets available at, or at the door) and features:
- The Vancouver Groove Orchestra ( with sizzling Seattle trumpeter Rich Wetzel ( and local legendary bari sax virtuoso Chad Makela (
- plus opening act by the Mighty Fraser Big Band with local rising star saxophonist David Hodgson (

Net proceeds raised support music education funds and scholarships!

PLUS enjoy these FREE performances earlier in the afternoon by these great bands:

12:15 PM The Other Big Band
1:15 PM Deep Cove Big Band
2:15 PM Inlet Jazz Band
3:15 PM Bruce James Orchestra
4:15 PM New Westminster & District Jazz Band
5:15 PM South Van Big Band
6:15 PM The Jazz Connexion

PLUS catch a FREE pre-festival rhythm section clinic at 11AM with Brad Turner (, winner of multiple national jazz awards. (Registration Required at

Mighty Fraser Big Band (Big Band)

The coolest big band in the lower mainland of B.C. We will create a fresh excitement at your next event & impress your guests. We play corporate events, social clubs, private parties, jazz vespers, community dances. We're not expensive, however we are a high quality band! more info

South Van Big Band

The South Van Big Band is a 17-piece jazz orchestra based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The repertoire ranges across swing, latin jazz, rock/funk, fusion and contemporary styles. more info
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