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Event Archive - 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 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

Event Categories

Music: Jazz / Blues, Jazz / Blues
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


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Mighty Fraser Big Band (Big Band)

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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

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