The Jazz Band is focused on advanced playing of the big band jazz style. The Jazz Band rehearses 2 hours per week, Tuesdays from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, in the music room at New Westminster Secondary.
The Jazz Band is conducted by Mr. Brent Taylor
Brent Taylor received his Bachelor of Music degree from U.B.C and began his music career working as a recording engineer and producer in Sydney, Australia, and also in Vancouver. After returning to Canada, he earned a Bachelor of Education degree and began teaching, while continuing his studies by pursuing and completing an M.A. From 1992 to June 2017 he taught instrumental music at Point Grey Secondary in Vancouver.. The ensembles he directed at the school included concert bands, jazz bands and combos. Point Grey currently has the largest jazz education program in the Vancouver School District and the concert bands and jazz groups have won numerous awards at festivals in Canada and abroad. Brent is currently a vice-principal in the Coquitlam school district. This will be Brent’s 3rd year with the Jazz Band.