Created in 2019, The Leading Ladies Little Big Band is a 10-piece jazz band made up entirely of young women, Directed by Casey Thomas-Burns, the ensemble was originally formed to be a part of the Ladies in Jazz series at Presentation House. All of the women in the band are either current students or alumni of the Capilano University Jazz Studies Program. This band brings a new energy to the traditional jazz style, as well as to more contemporary compositions. The band has recently performed at the West Coast Big Band Festival, a Swing Dance & Jam hosted by the Women in Jazz Association of BC, and The Maplewood Taphouse.
"An up-and-coming big band! Very exciting ensemble with
lots of young lions who can really play!" - Jessica Heaven