Sister Jazz Orchestra brings together the top female jazz musicians in Vancouver in a powerhouse 18-woman big band ensemble. (Fort Langley Jazz Festival/Special to the Star)

Sister Jazz Orchestra brings together the top female jazz musicians in Vancouver in a powerhouse 18-woman big band ensemble. (Fort Langley Jazz Festival/Special to the Star)

Fort Langley Jazz Fest takes part in new Canadian Online Jazz Festival

Sister Jazz Orchestra and Mimosa will be featured in a one-hour free concert on Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.

The Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival will join more than a dozen major jazz festivals from across the country to present jazz talent in the first Canadian Online Jazz Festival, Nov. 8 – 15.

The Canadian Online Jazz Festival (CoJazz) is a week-long festival that will feature musicians from each jazz festival market in Canada in a digital format for local, national, and international audiences.

CoJazz is the initiative of the Calgary jazz festival, Jazz YYC.

“During times when we aren’t able to gather to enjoy live music, it’s good to know there are still options to present jazz music to Canadians,” said Calgary JazzYYC Artistic Director and organizer of Canadian Online Jazz Festival Kodi Hutchinson. “We’re very excited to offer opportunities for music lovers to experience what Canadian jazz festivals have to offer.”

Two festivals are featured each night, with Fort Langley sharing the evening with the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.

Fort Langley’s offering at CoJazz will feature two acts, the Sister Jazz Orchestra and Mimosa in a one-hour free concert on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.

Both groups performed at this year’s online festival.

“I picked these two acts to showcase because they are a good representation of the west coast jazz scene and they present something unique,” said Dave Quinn, artistic director of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival.

Sister Jazz Orchestra brings together the top female jazz musicians in Vancouver in a powerhouse 18-woman big band ensemble.

Quinn in describing the orchestra, says “these dynamic musicians will entertain and move you and enrich your jazz experience.”

READ MORE: Back on the Bench with the Bergmanns opens Concerts Cafe Classico

Mimosa draws on jazz, Brazilian sambas, French 1960s pop and cabaret music to concoct its own unique sound featuring gorgeous melodies, quirky lyrics, incredible groove and sky-high improvisations.

“CoJazz provides a great opportunity for jazz festivals across the country to celebrate music, build community and support creativity and innovation,” says Quinn.

“It’s another way we can continue to support our local jazz musicians, provide opportunities for musicians to connect with new audiences, offer jazz fans access to outstanding jazz performances and grow the capacity of festivals to offer music in a digital format.”

“We are seeing that most jazz and music festivals are moving towards offering a hybrid model with in-person and online events in 2021,” Quinn added. It’s really the way forward and the future.”

Visit www.fortlangleyjazzfest.com to stream the concert and for more information about CoJazz.

_________________________________

Is there more to this story?

Email: ryan.uytdewilligen@aldergrovestar.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

Fort Langley

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Firefighters entered a property on 208th Street to fight a fire on Tuesday, April 13. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Fire closes 208th Street north of 72nd Avenue in Willoughby

Firefighters were on scene Tuesday afternoon

Seven-year-old Aaliyah Rosa was found dead in an apartment in Langley in July, 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
Judge to rule on final witness in Langley child murder trial

The trial of KerryAnn Lewis has lasted far longer than expected

Basmodi protest on Saturday, April 10 at Aldergrove Community Secondary School. (Special to The Star)
‘Basmodi Wave’ protesters in support of Indian farmers demonstrate at Aldergrove school

200 pairs of shoes were on display, one for every protester killed in India

Shannon Claypool, president of the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association, stands outside the Cloverdale Rec. Centre. The rec. centre has been set up as a mass vaccination site by Fraser Health and the Association has decided to cancel the rodeo in order to offer the fairgrounds for public parking. (Submitted)
Cloverdale Rodeo cancelled

Fairgrounds to be used as public parking for mass vaccination site at Cloverdale Rec. Centre

10th-anniversary edition of Cruise for Your Cause will benefit Aldergrove and Langley food banks. (Special to The Star)
Three Langley-area food banks to be visited by convoy delivering donations

10th anniversary edition of Cruise for Your Cause happening Saturday, April 24

Burnaby MLA Raj Chouhan presides as Speaker of the B.C. legislature, which opened it spring session April 12 with a speech from the throne. THE CANADIAN PRESS
B.C. NDP promises more health care spending, business support in 2021 budget

John Horgan government to ‘carefully return to balanced budgets’

Protesters occupied a road leading to Fairy Creek Watershed near Port Renfrew. (Submitted photo)
B.C. First Nation says logging activist interference not welcome at Fairy Creek

Vancouver Island’s Pacheedaht concerned about increasing polarization over forestry activities

Flow Academy is not accepting membership applications from anybody who has received a dose of the vaccine, according to a password-protected membership application form. (Submitted image)
B.C. martial arts gym refusing patrons who have been vaccinated, wear masks

Interior Health has already issued a ticket to Flow Academy for non-compliance with public health orders

Of 46 arrests made between March 16 and 19 at Metrotown mall in Burnaby, 27 suspected shoplifters are now facing charges. (Twitter/Burnaby RCMP)
RCMP arrest 46 people in 4 days during Metrotown shoplifting crackdown

A total of $4,800 of stolen property was recovered and returned to businesses inside the mall

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Kao Macaulay has been charged in relation to a home break-in on March 30 in Abbotsford in which five kittens were stolen. (Facebook photo)
‘Prolific offender’ charged with theft of 5 newborn kittens in Abbotsford

Kao Macaulay, 23, is accused of breaking into home on March 30

Sheila Malcolmson, B.C.’s minister of mental health and addictions (Screen shot)
Minister of mental health tells Surrey audience COVID-19 ‘has made everything worse’

More than 23,000 people in B.C. are receiving medication to treat opioid addiction

Facebook screenshot of the sea lion on Holberg Road. (Greg Clarke Facebook video)
VIDEO: Sea lion randomly spotted on remote B.C. logging road

Greg Clarke was driving home on the Holberg Road April 12, when he saw a large sea lion.

Defence counsel for the accused entered two not guilty pleas by phone to Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Jan. 12. File photo
B.C. seafood company owner fined $25K for eating receipt, obstructing DFO inspection

Richmond company Tenshi Seafood is facing $75,000 in fines as decided March 4 by a provincial court judge

Most Read