The Jazz Band, also known as the Big Band, plays jazz standards and pop and Latin hits under the co-direction of Mark DeJong and Carsten Rubeling. Mark and Carsten are highly respected professional jazz musicians based in Calgary. The Jazz Band puts on community dances, offers a Jazzy Christmas and takes part in the Bow Valley Blow Out.
Jazz Band practices will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 starting September 4. The location has not yet been determined for the 2021-2022 season.
Musicians are welcome to attend the first three practices and then decide if they want to join Valley Winds. Although there are no formal auditions, places are available depending on the need for specific instruments.