CBC host to MC school jazz event

Semiahmoo Arts presents the third annual South End Summit on Jan. 19

Semiahmoo Arts presents the third annual South End Summit, Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Earl Marriott Secondary’s Wheelhouse Theatre.

As in the past two years, the South End Summit promises an evening of great big band-style music featuring outstanding performances by the senior jazz bands of Elgin Park, Semiahmoo, and Earl Marriott secondary schools.

Also featured will be special guest artist Vince Mai, a dynamic Vancouver-based trumpet soloist who is well-known as a member of various Canadian jazz and funk groups. In a long career, Mai has shared the stage and studio with artists including Tom Jones, David Foster, The Temptations, and Natalie Cole.

Guest MC will be Margaret Gallagher, award-winning host of CBC Radio One’s Hot Air, CBC’s longest running radio program.

Tickets are $20.00 ($15.00 for students and seniors) and are available through Tapestry Music and Semiahmoo Arts (604-536-8333).