Jazz East Big Band
Jazz East is a pillar of the jazz community in Newfoundland and Labrador: a place for young players to make connections and for seasoned players to offer mentorship; a place to play interesting and fun music, and to share that with the community at large. Jazz East is a volunteer-run community group, 22 years strong, with players ranging in age from 18 to 75 years old. With bold direction from award-winning Artistic Director Bill Brennan, Jazz East delivers a world-class large ensemble performance that is second to none. You can find them at concert halls, pubs, weddings, dance parties, gala balls, and all over the city of St. John’s.
Notable past credits include collaborations with Quintessential Vocal Ensemble, Lady Cove Women’s Choir, Newman Sound Men’s Choir, Judy Knee Dance Studio, Spirit of Newfoundland Productions, and various ensembles at Memorial University. Jazz East performs three public concerts per year, as well as various private functions and recording sessions.