Ervin Braithwaite, left, organizer of the Monterey Concert Band, and members Sandy Cameron, sax, and Chuck Howard jam a little with teen pianist Sam Laramee before last year’s WeJam concert. The celebration of jazz returns to Monterey Rec Jan. 30.

Jazz closes the generational gap

Cross-generational jazz during the second annual We Jam for Kids on Jan. 30

Cross-generational jazz will elate ears at the Monterey Recreation Centre as teens join their senior counterparts for the second annual We Jam for Kids on Jan. 30.

We Jam is a play on UJAM, Universal Jazz Advocates and Mentors Society, which has a group of teen jazz enthusiasts who meet at the Long and McQuade performance space in Victoria once a week. Those youth will play with and alongside Monterey musicians.

Louise Rose and the Victoria Conservatory’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble will also appear.

While closing a multi-generational gap, the performers will raise funds for ArtsReach, a program that provides children with free fine arts workshops in the classroom.

We Jam for Kids is Jan. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1442 Monterey Ave.

 

Tickets $20.50/$25.50 must be purchased in advance from reception or by calling 250-370-7300 and includes a meal.

 

 

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