Thanks!

The Vancity Hot Jazz Society would like to thank the generous people and organizations who helped make Lloyd’s 90th Birthday Hot Jazz Festival a reality. The music was the most wonderful hot jazz imaginable and the audience could not have been more enthusiastic.

More than 20 volunteers put in untold hours to run this one day festival, Dominique Melancon, Reza Assar, Tien Le, Emmanuel Guevarra, Jenny Lee, Kayden Gordon, Ania Budko, Camille Preville, Katie Tang, Ben MacRae, Tynan Rollo, Berna Salman, Chloe Sharpe, Cloe Logan, Ashley Whitehead, Mary Jean Cameron, Luke Parkinson, Lucas Kendall, and Melissa Fong – a wonderful group of folks we could not do without. Ginormous thanks to Joel Schwarz, our dynamite MC, who lead us through a full day of jazz and Dave Henderson, who engineered a day of tremendous live music. Special thanks go to our major sponsors, the Vancouver Dixieland Jazz Society and the White Rock Traditional Jazz Society. Thanks must also go to Granville Island Brewery who supported our bar and to White Spot for delicious birthday cakes. To our generous donors, thank you for your support.

One final round of applause goes to all the entertainers who made the fabulous music we enjoyed, the astonishing Three Generations Jazz Band, awe-inspiring Blackstick, and all the incredibly talented musicians, young and old, who joined in. And last but not least, a very Happy 90th Birthday to our very own local jazz hero, Lloyd Arntzen. Thank you for playing six hours of the finest jazz we have ever known.

 

Sincerely,

The Vancity Hot Jazz Society Directors

Sam, Michelle, Danielle, Seb, and Catie