Vernon Jazz Society Scholarships

One of the Vernon Jazz Society’s primary mandates is to facilitate the involvement of youth in Jazz both as musicians and audience members. VJS is pleased to have been able to award several annual scholarships over the past years to deserving band students in the Okanagan. Our only stipulation is that the recipients use the money to further their musical pursuits – e.g. tuition, instrument purchase, sheet music. “Part of our mandate is to encourage the jazz musicians of the future,” notes Vernon Jazz Society Past President Brian McMahon We presently raise the funds by selling 50/50 tickets at all our gigs, and we wish to thank our patrons for their ongoing and generous support. Applications are now open for 2019. Recipients will be chosen by the VJS Board after the directors listen to audio tracks submitted by applicants. Additionally, check out the Fraser McPherson Jazz Scholarship!

2019 VJS Scholarship Application Form

Upcoming Events

Melody Diachun

“Diachun’s controlled, sometimes breathy, centered sound is a perfect foil for the interplay between the other musicians… and it all adds up to a tight, cohesive whole.” (Cathy Riches, WholeNote Magazines).

New Year’s Eve 2019

Come celebrate a rockin’ New Year’s Eve with 5-time Juno Award Winner, Julie Masi!  

Julie & Friends NYE celebration promises to be a memorable evening with popular dance music and favourite hits from the 80’s and 90’s, as well as a few original compositions.

The Legendary Lake Monsters

The Legendary Lake Monsters are a sizzling high energy, horn-driven, 10-piece band, playing a true mix of Swing, R&B, ‘60s Pop and Rock, ‘70s Funk, ‘80s New Wave, Latin, and 21st century horn-based music from artists such as Bruno Mars, Adele, and Nikki Yanofsky. You can expect to also hear tunes by Stevie Wonder, Queen, David Bowie, and Michael Bublé. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

Anna Jacyszyn

Anna Jacyszyn is an award winning jazz singer who has travelled extensively throughout England, Europe, Asia, and parts of the Emirates – touring with various musicians performing jazz music.