On February 23, the music department will be hosting their eleventh annual Jazz Gala, organized by Edward Trovato, head of the program. Over 120 seats have been sold. The fundraiser proceeds go towards supporting the music program’s repertoire, maintenance, repairs, and other fees. Tickets come with a meal, coffee, tea and four hours of musical entertainment. Doors open at 6:00, and the event will end at 10:00.
Gleneagle’s jazz band and vocal jazz, along with guests from the local Inlet Jazz Band, will be performing throughout the evening. Vancouver salsa band and Juno Award nominees, Rumba Calzada, will also be returning to perform for the audience. The program consists of a variety of classic jazz selection such as The Chicken by Jaco Pastorius and Moon Dance by Van Morrison.
A silent auction, consisted of items donated by community members, will begin after the performances. Throughout the music program’s history, the Jazz Gala has helped to support numerous programs and events.