In 2015 the White Rock Traditional Jazz Society celebrated - a quarter century of New Orleans inspired jazz for dancing and listening.

The White Rock Traditional Jazz Society was formed in 1990 and has presented weekly jazz for dancing and listening eight months every year since then. The White Rock Trad., Jazz Society is a registered not for profit society dedicated to the preservation and promotion of early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans style.

We also sponsor an annual  jazz camp for high school students who learn to play early jazz here in Canada. In addition talented students are given scholarships to attend Camp Heebie Jeebies in Washington State and several young adults have been sent to a jazz camp in Sacramento.

The Society is funded by annual dues of fifteen dollars ($15.00) from a membership of approximate two hundred. Members and guests pay a door charge for the Sunday session of ten dollars ($10.00) and twelve dollars ($12.00) respectively. The Youth Music Camp is funded by the weekly 50/50 draw and donations.

Members receive Newsletters hand delivered, by snail mail and most recently published on this site., The White Rock Rag, three times a year which advertises the up coming program and e-mail reminders are sent weekly.

Thanks to the availability of high quality bands in the Lower Mainland and Washington State the Society is able to present a varied program of early jazz styles - a different band every week.

All weekly events are held at the Crescent Royal Canadian Legion #240, 2643 128 Street, Surrey, BC. This mutually beneficial arrangement is in its' sixteenth year. Prior to that the main venue was at the Pacific Inn.

The weekly Parasol Parade is a unique and popular feature which emulates the street parades in New Orleans.
The Society is administered by its annual-elected Board of Directors - retired professionals who have the necessary variety of skills and are Jazz enthusiasts. Their combined voluntary work enables the club to thrive and remain true to its mission within the constraints of prudent financial management. Success is measured by the continuing attendance at the weekly dances as well as the ability to support the youth program.

 

         
                                                                                                                                               
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The White Rock Traditional Jazz Society  Box 71555, Hillcrest RPO, White Rock, B.C. Canada V4B 5J5
 
Phone 604-591-7275    E-mail: info@whiterocktradjazz.com