Swingin’ summit returns

Fans of big band jazz and the creative energy of young musicians from Peninsula schools have a special treat coming this month.

The South End Summit, presented by Semiahmoo Arts, will be back for a fourth edition, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., at the Wheelhouse Theatre at Earl Marriott Secondary, 15751 16 Ave.

Award-winning jazz bands from Marriott, Semiahmoo Secondary and Elgin Park Secondary will be highlighted at the concert, which will be MCed by Peace Arch News arts reporter Alex Browne. Special guest  will be Cory Weeds, saxophonist, record-label owner and proprietor of Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club.

A member of the Night Crawlers and the B3 Kings, Weeds has also issued several solo albums including Everything’s Coming Up Weeds, Big Weeds, The Many Deeds of Cory Weeds and Just Like That, featuring the Tilden Webb Trio. Tickets ($20, $15 students and seniors) are available from Tapestry Music and Semiahmoo Arts, 604-536-8333.

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