The Nanaimo Musician’s Association Big Band. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ADSS hosts jazz night

Concert will feature special guests the Nanaimo Musician’s Association Big Band

Join Alberni District Secondary School for a night of jazz, with all funds going towards music scholarships.

The ADSS Jazz Program will be hosting a special Jazz Night at the ADSS Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

The concert will feature the ADSS Jazz Bands, Jazz Combos and the ADSS R&B Band under the direction of Mr. Ron Gaucher and Mr. Josh Kynoch. The concert will also feature special guests the Nanaimo Musician’s Association Big Band under the direction of Mr.Bryan Stovell.

Mr. Stovell (who started the NMA Big Band in 1967) is an award winning band director whose roster of former students includes Diana Krall, Ingrid Jensen and Christine Jensen.

Performing with the NMA Band are former ADSS Band Program graduates Daniel Sim (tenor Sax) and Graham Villette (drums) and also ADSS band director Mr. Ron Gaucher.

The concert is admission by donation (pay what you can) and all funds raised go towards supporting Port Alberni Orchestra and Chorus student music scholarships for ADSS Music Students.

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