Townsite Jazz Presents… The Leading Ladies Little Big Band (June 2, 2023)
Fri, June 2, 2023
Max Cameron Theatre
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)
The Leading Ladies Little Big Band is an all-female, 10-piece jazz band based out of Vancouver, BC and directed by Casey Thomas-Burns. Founded in 2019, this dynamic group of young women met while studying music at university. After performing their first show together as a part of a school concert series, ‘The Ladies’ have stuck together ever since.
This band mixes the beloved classics of the big band era with modern-day compositions and focuses on featuring original music and arrangements by local and emerging composers.
The band has most recently performed at the West Coast Big Band Festival and the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival and regularly performs at swing dances, vespers, and other events throughout the Lower Mainland.
In addition to being a performing ensemble, The Leading Ladies recently launched their community outreach program “LADIES’ NIGHT: Jazz Jams for Women” in the Spring of 2022. Femme-identifying and non-binary musicians of all ages and skill levels are invited to come and jam with the members of the band in a safe, female-led environment that focuses on learning and community building for the next generation of women in jazz.