Vanier Senior Jazz Combo is made up of students from grades 10 and 11 and features a rhythm and horn section. This year VSJC have toured to Ross River and Faro, where they collaborated with student Kaska drummers and worked with Denis Shorty. As a self-directed group VSJC arrange their own jazz charts and use extensive improvisation. Vanier Senior Jazz Combo provides an hour long ride through all the styles of jazz music. From slow blues to upbeat funk, there is something in the program for everyone. Students choose and arrange their own jazz charts and provide the audience with a look at how improvisation and creativity are at the heart of their jazz combo performance. Some songs include Cutie, Contemplation, West Coast Blues, It Don’t Mean a Thing, and more.