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Comin' Out Swingin'- Symposium & Concerts

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society is pleased to announce Comin' Out Swingin': Sexuality in Improvisation, the first symposium of its kind in Western Canada. The symposium is presented in partnership with the Department of English at the University of British Columbia, St. John's College, UBC and "Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice," a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Major Collaborative Research Initiative. The events will take place November 16-17 from 9 am to 5 pm at St. John's College.

In conjunction with the conference CJBS is pleased to present a set of evening concerts featuring performances by Comin' Out Swingin' keynote speakers.

MARILYN LERNER from Toronto will perform a solo piano concert on Friday, November 16 at 8 pm at St. John's College Lounge, UBC.

From Chicago saxophonist/composer MATANA ROBERTS will be joined by drummer Dylan van der Schyff and bassist Tommy Babin in concert Saturday, November 17 at 8 pm at The Ironworks (235 Alexander).

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...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)