Jazz Artists’ Showcase Concert
Featuring The Festival Big Band
2022 Artists and Adjudicators:
Campbell Ryga – Featured Artist
Michael Perkins – Jazz Band Adjudicator
Bob Rogers – Jazz Band Adjudicator
Nicholas Dyson – Jazz Band Adjudicator
2022 Featured Artist: Campbell Ryga
Campbell Ryga was born in 1961 in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. Campbell is the eldest son of the Internationally renowned Canadian Author and Playwright – George Ryga.
Mr. Ryga was honoured to have received the Jazz Report Magazine Award of ‘Canada’s Alto Saxophonist of the Year 2000’ presented to him at the annual Jazz Report Awards Ceremony held in Toronto in May of the year 2000. The two former recipients of this award were Moe Koffman and PJ Perry.
Mr. Ryga has received 3 Juno Awards, with two additional nominations, a Grammy nomination, and he appeared on Michael Buble’s recording ‘Crazy Love’ which received a Grammy Award in 2010. Campbell Ryga’s recordings have twice received the ‘Western Canadian Music Award’ in the Jazz category.
Campbell Ryga has toured internationally on 26 occasions, primarily to Western Europe and to Latin America, notably to the Havana International Jazz Festival, where he has been invited to perform for six consecutive years.
Mr. Ryga is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Hugh Fraser Quintet, an All Star multiple Award Winning Canadian Jazz Quintet to which Campbell has had a long term association. Campbell’s affliation with Hugh Fraser and the Quintet began in 1981.
The 43rd Annual BC Interior Jazz Festival is set for April 7-9, 2022. For 2022 Schedules and upcoming information on the festival, please visit www.bcinteriorjazzfestival.com.