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.