Kelowna – April 12th to 14th, 2018
2018 Artists and Adjudicators
Sunny Wilkinson – Featured Artist
Rejean Marois – Jazz Band and Vocal Adjudicator
Horace Alexander Young – Jazz Band Adjudicator
Dennis Esson – Jazz Band Adjudicator
Loni Moger– Combo Adjudicator
Bernie Addington – Combo Adjudicator
Larry Roy – Combo Adjudicator
Campbell Ryga – Guest Artist
Festival Coordinator Contact: email@example.com
Welcome to the 41st Annual BC Interior Jazz Festival!
Featured Artist: Sunny Wilkinson
2018 Artists and Adjudicators
*We are a non-profit festival run by volunteers. If you or your organization would like to support the festival in any way, please contact Christopher Perry.*
Jazz Band and Vocal Adjudicator: Rejean Marois
Combo Adjudicator: Bernie Addington
Bernie began composing, performing and recording in 1983. From 1989-91, Bernie studied Jazz at The Vancouver Community College School of Music, majoring in performance and acoustic bass. While there, he studied under the renowned bassist, Rick Kilburn. Since completing his studies, Bernie has enjoyed a successful career as a freelance musician and private instructor.
Bernie has played extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Over the years, he has recorded with numerous artists (too many to mention), as a session musician.
Since moving to the Okanagan, Bernie continues to play and record throughout the Interior as a first call musician and band leader
Combo Adjudicator: Loni Moger
Loni Moger is a talented and versatile musician who played his first professional gig at the age of fourteen and began teaching at the age of sixteen. After spending four years on the East Coast of the U.S. he received his bachelor’s degree from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, studying Guitar, Voice and arranging.
Loni has performed along side such international artists as “Bo Didley” and San Francisco’s “Tuck and Patti“; “Senator Tommy Banks” as well as local Calgary favorites “ The Swinging Bovines”, “Karl Roth” and former host CBC radio’s “Tonic”, “Tim Tamashiro”.
He moved to Kelowna, BC in September of 2008. Loni shares, ” I’ve played night clubs, concerts, weddings, political rallies, live radio and television, bowling alleys, country clubs, street corners( otherwise known as Busking), churches and living rooms, all of which were equally fun!” He enjoys interpreting the works of others and performing his own material as well.
Loni is equally at home in a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Blues to Jazz to Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Pop and Country. He also harbors a secret passion for Classical music, having had several opportunities to work with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra , including Pops concerts and most recently on the Operatic work “Ainadamar, Fountain of Tears” and The “Lord of the Rings Symphony”.
Combo Adjudicator: Larry Roy
Bio and Photo coming soon.
Guest Artist: Campbell Ryga
Campbell Ryga was born in 1961 in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. Campbell is the eldest son of the Internationally renowned Canadian Author and Playwright – George Ryga.
Campbell was raised in the community of Summerland British Columbia, where he lived until moving to Vancouver to pursue private and post secondary study in 1979. Since 1979, Campbell has resided in the cities of Vancouver British Columbia, Toronto Ontario and in New York City.
Mr. Ryga was honoured to have received the Jazz Report Magazine Award of ‘Canada’s Alto Saxophonist of the Year 2000’ presented to him at the annual Jazz Report Awards Ceremony held in Toronto in May of the year 2000. The two former recipients of this award were Moe Koffman and PJ Perry.
Mr. Ryga has received 3 Juno Awards, with two additional nominations, a Grammy nomination, and he appeared on Michael Buble’s recording ‘Crazy Love’ which received a Grammy Award in 2010. Campbell Ryga’s recordings have twice received the ‘Western Canadian Music Award’ in the Jazz category.
Campbell Ryga has toured internationally on 26 occasions, primarily to Western Europe and to Latin America, notably to the Havana International Jazz Festival, where he has been invited to perform for six consecutive years.
Mr. Ryga is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Hugh Fraser Quintet, an All Star multiple Award Winning Canadian Jazz Quintet to which Campbell has had a long term association. Campbell’s affliation with Hugh Fraser and the Quintet began in 1981. On top of his International touring schedule, Campbell has also been involved in cross country Canadian touring on 24 separate occasions, and has performed week long engagements at the famed Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho – London, on 4 separate occasions. Campbell has contributed to 72 Jazz Recordings inclusive of his four current releases as a leader, ‘Coastal Connection’ and two years later ‘Spectacular’ which was released in December of 2001 and was nominated for a Juno Award. Both of these releases were handled by Radioland/Universal Records.
More recently, Campbell recorded a release with the great New York pianist Renee Rosnes for CBC Records entitled Deep Cove which features Neil Swainson on bass and Rudy Petchauer on drums, recorded by CBC Records and is distributed by Universal. Deep Cove was nominated for a Juno Award for 2005. This recording received the Western Canadian Music Awards award for Most Outstanding Jazz Recording for the Year 2005. In 2008 Campbell collaborated with the great Canadian Jazz Alto Saxophonist PJ Perry to record his most recent release ‘Joined at the Hip’ a live recording with Ross Taggart on Piano, Neil Swainson on Bass and Terry Clarke on Drums – available on Cellar Live Records.
Mr. Ryga continues to maintain a busy schedule as a Clinician, in association with Yamaha Canada. Campbell also maintains an active Adjudicators’ Schedule.
Campbell has sat on the Jury Boards for The British Columbia Arts Council and The Canada Council for the Arts.
Campbell Ryga is currently on faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, British Columbia.
Mr. Ryga has received the honor of having been placed on the British Columbia Secondary School District 67 – Wall of Fame – for excellence in his field.
In 2010, Mr. Ryga has been inducted to the Envisions Jazz Festival ‘Hall of Fame’ in honour of his accomplishments as a Performer.
Mr. Ryga is proud to be affiliated and Sponsored by the following good friends:
Campbell Ryga is a Yamaha Canada Saxophone Artist
Theo Wanne Mouthpiece Artist
D’Addario Reeds Artist
Date: Sunday, April 22nd
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Forum
1317 Ethel (at Cawston), in Kelowna
Ticket Price:Adults $22.00 +Fees | Seniors $20.00 +Fees
In 1685 three of the world’s greatest composers were born. Handel made a fortune composing operas in George II’s London, while Bach rose to be one of the most famous musicians in Germany. Scarlatti was destined to be renowned as the composer of more than 550 pieces for the harpsichord. Early Music Studio, with guest artist Nancy DiNovo playing baroque violin, features the work of these masters in an afternoon concert at The Kelowna Forum on April 21 at 2:30.
Opera Kelowna is proud to welcome Maestro Leslie Dala, Associate Conductor of Vancouver Opera, to join in presenting a Classical concert of traditional and operatic favourites. As one of Canada’s most recognized conductors and pianists, Maestro Dala will perform piano solo selections as well as accompany four of Canada’s leading operatic artists along with a chorus of 50 children from Kelowna Youth Choir (Kelowna Community Music School) in a candlelit procession.
August 16-19, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Should you have any questions or concerns about this production, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us!
The Canadian School of Ballet Presents
A Streetcar Named Desire
Featuring Ballet Kelowna with emerging artists from the Victoria Academy of Ballet.
May 1 + 2, 2018 | 7:30pm | Kelowna Community TheatreCompany Premiere
Choreography: John Alleyne
Music: Tobin Stokes
Produced with the generous support of Ballet BC.In celebration of Ballet Kelowna’s 15th anniversary season, the Company presents its first full-length ballet – A Streetcar Named Desire, by renowned Canadian choreographer John Alleyne.Adapted from Tennessee Williams’ 1947 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Alleyne’s Streetcar combines compelling dance with superb acting, lavish costumes, and an original jazz score by BC-based composer Tobin Stokes.Drawing on the complexities of Williams’ play, this production of Streetcar is an intensely passionate and intoxicating ballet of dramatic conflict, sexual tension, and intrigue.“An impressive achievement.” ~ Globe uest artist Nancy DiNovo playing baroque violin, features the work of these masters in an afternoon concert at The Kelowna Forum on April 21 at 2:3
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The Peachland Variety Singers will be presenting their annual annual concert A Canadian Christmas on Sunday, December 10 at 2 pm in the 50 Plus Activity Centre. Along with great choral numbers such as It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year there will be individual offerings and audience sing-a-longs of familiar old Christmas Carols.
Refreshments will be served after the concert. Admission by donation. Come early as seating is limited.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
2017 – 2018 SEASON
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The Chase Wines Masterwork VI
Guest Artists: Gryphon Trio – Piano
Marcus Goddard Regenerations
Ludwig van Beethoven Triple Concerto, Op. 56 in C Major
Anthony Dvorak Symphony No. 7, Op. 70, D minor
Beethoven’s epic Triple Concerto will sparkle in the hands of Canada’s Gryphon Trio. 2017/2018 marks this renowned trio’s 25th Anniversary and we are so pleased to celebrate with them. Dvorak’s glorious 7th Symphony is often considered to be his symphonic triumph eclipsing event The New World. We bring these two great giants of the orchestral repertoire to life in a fitting close to a triumphant season.
DATES FRI. MAY 11 – KELOWNA 7:30 PM SAT. MAY 12 PENTICTON 7:30 PM SUN. MAY 13 – VERNON 7:00 PM