Jennifer Kim on the New Generation Big Band

The band played six tunes, one of which is an original by Julian Borkowski.

Jennifer Kim on the New Generation Big Band
Jennifer Kim performing on upright bass at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts in North Vancouver in April 2021.

I first heard Jennifer Kim play upright bass in the Vancouver jazz community three years ago, in a series called Strong Women Strong Music, at Frankie's. Last week she directed a large ensemble called the New Generation Big Band.

The gig was at Jazz Evensong – the weekly series at Brentwood Presbyterian Church – on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022.

You can find a recording of it on YouTube here.

New Generation Big Band members

Trumpet section

  • Julian Borkowski
  • Hugh Penner
  • RJ Abella
  • Rory Hislop

Saxophone section

  • Rowan Whitridge
  • John Carpenter
  • Adam Kyle
  • Gordy Li
  • Sofia Avelino

Trombone section

  • Gregory Dent
  • Nathan Lintott
  • Zoey Squair
  • Ricardo Galvez

Rhythm section

  • Dean Thiessen on piano
  • Matt Franceschini on guitar
  • Brad Pearson on bass, upright and electric
  • Jordy McIntosh on drums