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Jazz Studies

Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Ben Parker: Inspiring the next generation of musicians

Ben Parker has come a long way since tapping on pots and pans in his room in Red Deer, Alberta...
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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts, Sustainability

Taking Styrofoam out of the equation

In 2004, Orith Fogel was a third year Jazz Studies student when she landed a job as the University’s environmental issues coordinator...
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

5 awesome experiences you can only get at Capilano University

Thousands of students choose to study at Capilano University each year due, in part, to its innovative hands-on programs. The...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Cat Toren’s jazz has deep Cap roots

Catherine (Cat) Toren returns to Vancouver this month to play the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival—a homecoming she says she’s...

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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Kofi Gbolonyo brings more than music to Capilano U

It’s always a treat to have an artist in residence here at Capilano U, and we’ve hosted some amazing people...

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Fine & Applied Arts

Practice first, advises Mayor’s Art Award winner Brad Turner

Brad Turner playing with guitar virtuoso and Capilano U artist-in-residence, Bill Frisell When he started out, Brad Turner never imagined...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Guitarist Bill Frisell is Cap’s artist-in-residence

Students in Capilano University’s Jazz Studies program are in for a treat this week when guitar virtuoso, Bill Frisell joins...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Look who’s on the cover of JazzTimes this month

“I’m a trumpalist! I play vocalet!” says Bria Skonberg in a recent article in the September issue of JazzTimes magazine, where...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

A concert for Cap

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What do you get when you put a dancer, a butcher, a composer and a YouTube sensation together on an...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Jazz grad commemorates Komagata Maru

image In his latest musical project, Komagata Maru, Jazz Studies grad Neelamjit Dhillon explores B.C.'s history of xenophobia and social injustice through the lenses of jazz, Indian classical music and his Sikh faith. The show premieres at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 21 at Performance Works on Granville Island.
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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

North Shore Jazz heats up

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Are you a music fan looking to fill your calendar with some amazing concerts this month? Well, look no further....

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Last curtain call

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Thirty-one talented jazz musicians and vocalists take the stage for their final performances at Capilano University during grad recitals happening...

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Applied Smarts, Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Students celebrate legendary pianist, Dave Brubeck

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Capilano University’s student jazz ensembles, “A” Band and NiteCap, have shared the stage with top jazz artists such as Ed...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Hilary Grist mills music for all ages and types

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Capilano U Jazz Studies grad, Hilary Grist, was recently featured in The Province. The Vancouver-based singer-songwriter is known for her...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Students to perform for jazz legend Louis Hayes

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A quintet of talented student musicians from Capilano University’s Jazz Studies program have won the privilege of performing in a...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

‘Metalhead’ changes chords thanks to discovering jazz

image Capilano University jazz student Franco Maravilla went from death metal to church choir to jazz, inspired by hip hop-influenced pianist Robert Glasper.
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Community Life

Anne Rice: vampires, erotica, werewolves & more

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It couldn’t be more thrilling! The grand dame of Gothic horror herself, Interview with a Vampire author Anne Rice takes...

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Community Life, Student Life

Cap U launches fall concert season

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 Fiona Black, the director of programming for the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts (formerly called the NSCU Centre...

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Community Life, Student Life

A new season of shows

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As summer in the city starts to wind down, we’re gearing up at the NSCU Centre for the Performing Arts...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Capilano U is everywhere this Jazz Fest

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With one of the top jazz programs in the country, it’s not surprising that many Capilano U alumni and faculty...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Reeding, writing and ‘riffmetic

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He owns and runs The Cellar, Vancouver’s hottest jazz club; he owns a record label, Cellar Live Records; he hosts...

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