Jazz

‘The biggest ever’ 2022 Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival kicked off with annual Mardi Gras Strolling Parade. The two-day event is featuring 60 concerts, more than 300 performers, and dozens of family friendly activities. The even runs Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 in Fort Langley. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

It is all about jazz and arts for two days in Fort Langley

60 concerts in two days – its music and wherever you go

 

Susan Falk is honoured her large-scale painting was transformed into the promotional banners for this year’s Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival coming up July 21 to 24. (Special to Aldergrove Star)

Art reworked into street banners for jazz fest

Painter Susan Falk’s 2021 festival image is now flapping in the wind from Fort Langley street poles

  • Jul 14, 2022

 

Karen Zukas and Dave Quinn are the organizers of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. Courtesy Vincent Chan Photography

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival nominated for Canadian Live Music Industry Awards

They soon will present a mural in collaboration with Kwantlen First Nation

Karen Zukas and Dave Quinn are the organizers of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. Courtesy Vincent Chan Photography
Michael Gabriel at the filming of an Indigenous-fusion jazz concert that was streamed in September 2021 as part of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (Langley Advance Times files)
Michael Gabriel at the filming of an Indigenous-fusion jazz concert that was streamed in September 2021 as part of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (Langley Advance Times files)
A bassist, Jodi Proznick will perform on April 1 at Bez Arts Hub alongside vocalist Laila Biali and drummer Nicholas Bracewell. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A bassist, Jodi Proznick will perform on April 1 at Bez Arts Hub alongside vocalist Laila Biali and drummer Nicholas Bracewell. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Workshop for young, emerging, and professional jazz music artists will take place on March 27 at Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley musicians organize jazz workshop for all ages and skill levels

Workshop is late March. Annual jazz festival also returns for July of 2022

Workshop for young, emerging, and professional jazz music artists will take place on March 27 at Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Clarence (Big) Miller is seen during a performance at the Yardbird Suite, a jazz club in Edmonton, in an undated handout photo. The biggest thing about Big Miller may have been the legacy he left in his adopted home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Yardbird Suite Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘I’m an Albertan’: Jazz legend Big Miller left swinging legacy in his adopted home

Clarence (Big) Horatius Miller was born in 1922 and grew up in Kansas

Clarence (Big) Miller is seen during a performance at the Yardbird Suite, a jazz club in Edmonton, in an undated handout photo. The biggest thing about Big Miller may have been the legacy he left in his adopted home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-The Yardbird Suite Society, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival held its traditional New Orleans style Mardi Gras parade through
 Fort Langley on Saturday, Sept. 4. 
(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Music heals’ at Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival

Organizers pleased with attendance, ‘grateful’ in-person performances possible again

Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival held its traditional New Orleans style Mardi Gras parade through
 Fort Langley on Saturday, Sept. 4. 
(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Michael Gabriel at the filming of an Indigenous-fusion jazz concert that will be streamed Saturday, Sept. 4 as part of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (photo by All in One Productions)

Fort Jazz & Art Festival spreads wings as live performances resume

Outdoor dancing and every kind of jazz organizers could find return to Fort Langley

Michael Gabriel at the filming of an Indigenous-fusion jazz concert that will be streamed Saturday, Sept. 4 as part of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (photo by All in One Productions)
A Kwantlen First Nations group called Stomi:x Shweli (Warrior Spirit) will be highlighted in a free virtual concert being offered in conjunction with the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival early next month. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aboriginal music highlighted in up-coming Langley festival

Free Indigenous-jazz fusion concert will feature Kwantlen First Nation members

  • Aug 20, 2021
A Kwantlen First Nations group called Stomi:x Shweli (Warrior Spirit) will be highlighted in a free virtual concert being offered in conjunction with the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival early next month. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival kicked off their virtual event in 2020 with a Mardi Gras parade. (Jeanette Martin/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley Jazz Festival will host Christmas big band concert and dance

A community concert will see the community swing in December, thanks to a regional grant

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival kicked off their virtual event in 2020 with a Mardi Gras parade. (Jeanette Martin/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival at the Chief Sepass Theatre. (Aldergrove Star files)

Headliners announced for September’s Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival

Festival to host in-person audiences for free outdoor shows on Sept 4 among other themed concerts

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival at the Chief Sepass Theatre. (Aldergrove Star files)
Jodi Proznick (right) and Kristian Alexandrov lead a jazz workshop. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Full-day workshop for students concludes this year’s jazz fest

Fort Langley’s Jazz & Arts Festival concludes with day-long educational session at Chief Sepass Theatre

  • Jun 2, 2021
Jodi Proznick (right) and Kristian Alexandrov lead a jazz workshop. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley Jazz Festival in 2019. (Black Press Media files)

Fort Langley Jazz Festival changes date from July to September amid COVID concerns

Tickets will be available at the end of May, when the festival announces the headlining artists

Fort Langley Jazz Festival in 2019. (Black Press Media files)
Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival puts out open call for artwalk. (Special to The Star)

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival celebrates local visual mediums with online art walk

Fourth annual Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is scheduled for July 22 to 25, 2021

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival puts out open call for artwalk. (Special to The Star)
Vancouver jazz musician Malcolm Aiken, who also performed in the 2020 virtual Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival, became the first-ever 50/50 raffle winner.  (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New horn comes from Fort Langley jazz fest raffle

Vancouver musician wins 50/50 and uses it to buy a trumpet

Vancouver jazz musician Malcolm Aiken, who also performed in the 2020 virtual Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival, became the first-ever 50/50 raffle winner.  (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Alvin Brendan earned the Fort Langley Jazz Festival’s Rising Star Award for 2020. (Alvin Brendan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley festival looks for rising musical star for summer performance

Musicians within Metro Vancouver have until March 31 to apply for the Rising Star award

Alvin Brendan earned the Fort Langley Jazz Festival’s Rising Star Award for 2020. (Alvin Brendan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival streamed several live, ticketed performances from Chief Sepass Theatre throughout the Labour Day long weekend. (Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival/Special to the Star)

Artists and audiences praise technical aspects of virtual Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival

Organizers estimate 7,500 to 12,500 people watched the festival online over Labour Day long weekend

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival streamed several live, ticketed performances from Chief Sepass Theatre throughout the Labour Day long weekend. (Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival/Special to the Star)
RazzMaJazz Jazz Ensemble kicks off festival with Mardi Gras performance. (Anita van Weerden/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

‘We want you to be part of the community from your living room’

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival goes virtual, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5, with 17 acts

RazzMaJazz Jazz Ensemble kicks off festival with Mardi Gras performance. (Anita van Weerden/Special to the Langley Advance Times)