UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by Wendell Clanton

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students from all faculties and departments.
  • An audition is required. Specific audition excerpts are required. Interested persons should contact the director for details.
  • Performs one concert per semester in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall.


  • Mondays and Wedesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Course code  

  • MUS 181 – 581 Chamber Music


The UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble has established a reputation for artistic excellence, stylistic flexibility, and performances of original and inspiring arrangements.The ensemble is well known for its fun-filled, filled-to-capacity audience engaging concerts. Our Autumn and Spring Vocal Jazz Showcases feature the Signature Studio Ensemble and various Spotlight Combos.

In addition to highly successful performances at the Powell River Vocal Summit and the Frank Demiero Jazz Fest, UVic Vocal Jazz was the choral ensemble for The Best of Queen concert series with Jeans 'N Classics and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Giuseppe Pietraroia.

The Ensemble has opened for the internationally acclaimed vocal groups Groove For Thought and The Real Group, Canadian sensation Countermeasure, and has received high praise from legends Kirby Shaw and Dave Barduhn, and from master educators Vijay Singh, Peter Taylor and Janet Warren. Among our many distinguished alumni are Mike Edel and Twin Kennedy.

Check out the Vocal Jazz blog for more details.