Sunday Performances: Beacock's Community Jazz Band

3:15 - 3:45 PM

5:00 - 5:30 PM

6:45 - 7:15 PM

The Beacock's Community Jazz Band is the perfect model of lifelong music education.  Playing in a band or orchestra might be something you have always wanted to do, but you simply found the notion to be a bit intimidating or you might have thought that you couldn't do it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Beacock Music Concert and Stage Band were started just for those people who may have missed learning how to play an instrument back in their school years, and now they regret it. It is also for those people who played back in school, but have then spent many years building careers and raising families.


The ensemble is led by Gene Burton, a music educator with more than 40 years teaching and professioinal performing experience.  Learn more at: BAND WEBSITE


Made possible with support from the

Hedinger Family Foundation

Saturday Performances: Chehelam Valley Jazz Band

4:15 - 4:45 PM

6:00 - 6:30 PM

7:45 - 8:15 PM

The Chehelam Valley Jazz Band is an ensemble of adult amateur musicians from all walks of life.  They perform jazz standards, as well as new music, from swing and jazz classics to contemporary music.


The ensemble is led by director Nathanael Ankeny, Professor of mMusic at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.  Nathanael is a jazz music educator and professional saxophonist who has taught high school, college, and adult musicians for more than 20 years.  Learn more at: BAND WEBSITE

Our Music Education Stage provides an opportunity for student and amateur musicians - of all ages - to perform at the Festival prior to each headline Main Stage performance.   Our dream is to eventually create a Jazz Camp for high school and adult musicians.  If you want to explore ways to support education for students from high school through adults please contact Artistic Director Dr. Michael Kissinger on our CONTACT page.​​​

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Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival

2024 Festival Dates: August 23, 24, 25
24th Annual / Esther Short Park / Vancouver, WA USA