Jazz saxophonist Campbell Ryga is one of three performers who will give a free concert at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on Wednesday, Nov. 9, as part of the school’s  Music at Midweek series.

Jazz saxophonist Campbell Ryga is one of three performers who will give a free concert at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on Wednesday, Nov. 9, as part of the school’s Music at Midweek series.

Jazz up your lunch hour

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Music at Midweek program continues with a performance by a pair of faculty members.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Music at Midweek program continues with a performance by a pair of faculty members.

From 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, Juno Award winning and Grammy nominated jazz saxophonist Campbell Ryga and bassist Jodi Proznick will perform, along with pianist Chris Sigerson.  The free concert offers both the public and Kwantlen students a chance to hear the professional musicians in action.

Jazz is an art form that is built on generations of tradition, said Ryga, during an interview with The Times in 2009. Passing that along is a crucial part of, not just performing, but teaching, he said.

“It’s not that young people don’t want to know,  they’ve just never considered it.

“I think that’s one of the reasons I enjoy teaching, because I love watching the light go on. The genuine curiosity that comes along after that is even more inspiring.”