Vancouver’s International Jazz Festival is off to a smooth start…due largely in part because of hard work from Capilano University students.
The university has more than 50 instructors and grads performing in 58 shows throughout the festival.
Capilano University’s Jazz Studies Coordinator Dr. Jared Burrows says it is a dream come true for students who perform in the festival.
“They’re able to connect with other young people with the same kind of dreams and aspirations and they start to create the networks that eventually will become their professional networks. People they’re going to play with locally and internationally.”
Burrows says they’re fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to celebrate great music in the city.
“It’s one of the greatest festivals in the world. We’re just very lucky to have it happening here in town and I know all of our students at Capilano are thrilled to come to the festival as listeners and performers. It’s just a wonderful event.”
Borrows himself performed at the opening day of the festival on Thursday, and called it ‘a dream come true.’