We are in the planning stages of bringing our most loved South Delta Jazz Festival and workshop back to life for summer 2021. As Metro Vancouver’s longest-running Summer Jazz Workshop we are using this year as an opportunity to reimagine the festival and workshop to bring music back to our community in a safe and timely manner. This year it will be a hybrid mix of in-person and online sessions.
Friday, March 6th, 2020 – 7:30 pm. Fee: $25 per person. Registration is now Open. Register by clicking on the March 6th event in our Event Calendar. Register Here!
This clinic offers the participant an opportunity to learn Afro Cuban Percussion with master percussionist Jack Duncan. Jack is a dynamic performer and educator who is recognized for his work as a pioneer in the study and promotion of Afro Cuban and African music. With over 30 years of experience, Jack has a depth of knowledge from the source that he loves to share with his students.
The foundations of the music will be covered, giving the students an insight into the African roots and European influence that have had an effect on how it has evolved into what is being played today.
Jack Duncan – bio Percussionist Jack “Jakito” Duncan is a dynamic performer and dedicated educator who is recognized internationally for his work as a pioneer in the study and promotion of Afro-Cuban and African music. His never-ending quest for knowledge and belief in finding it at the source has taken him to Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, & Gambia, where he studied with Master Drummers Dou Dou N’Diaye Rose and Petit Toure Director of the National Ballet of Senegal.
Whether you are a percussionist, instrumentalist or vocalist this clinic will help you develop and improve your ability to hear how the patterns fit together and also give you hands-on experience and opportunity to play authentic Afro Cuban Rhythms.
Jack’s dynamic and sophisticated percussion playing has earned him a national and international reputation. He has been sought out by many top artists in North America (Chicago, Donna Summers, Ricardo Lemvo & the Makina Loca) to contribute his unique skills and experience for both stage performances and studio recordings. Jack was a featured performer at the Havana Jazz Plaza Festival with the late Pucho Lopez and has performed with world-renowned musicians including Chucho Valdes, Arturo Sandoval, and J.J. Johnson. He is also a founding member of Hugh Fraser’s Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation and performs with John Korsrud’s Hard Rubber Orchestra, Orquesta Goma Dura, Drum & Light Orchestra, and Zapato Negro. Jack has appeared on over 60 CDs, receiving a Juno Award for his work on Alpha ‘YAYA’ Diallo’s album “The Messenger”. Jack has been involved in music soundtracks and as an expert music advisor for Television shows “Sentinal” ” Saved” “The L Word” and Movie soundtracks, most notably the Grammy and Oscar Award-winning animated movie “Ratatouille” Disney Pixar.
The School will be closed for the annual City of Delta Haunted House Event The school is closed from Saturday, October 26 to November 1st inclusive. There are no scheduled classes during that time.
Great American Song Book A Cabaret with Larry Ennis and the Students of Tracy Neff Friday, October 18th – 7:30 pm Kinsroom at the School Admission by donation
Vocal Masterclass with Simon Isherwood Saturday October 26th, 3pm Ladner Community Centre Activity Room
Percussion Workshop With Jack Duncan Friday, November 8th, 7:30 pm at DCMS. Details
South Delta Drum Festival with DCMS Instructor Rick Klemm Sunday, November 17th Contact Rick Klemm for details. Drum Festival Facebook Page
DCMS Society Annual General Meeting Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 – 4 pm Delta Community Music School, Kinsroom
Fall Student Recital Sunday, November 24th, 2 pm. Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Ave. There will be an online signup process for faculty to sign students up for this. Registration cut off November 14th.
Karen Nakajima Studio Recital Saturday, December 7th, 6:30 pm All Saints United Church, Ladner Trunk Road at Arthur Drive
December Student Recital Sunday, December 15, 2 pm Ladner United Church. There will be an online signup process for faculty to sign students up for this. Registration Cut off December 5th.