Free concerts celebrate Nanaimo grads

Vancouver Island University music students perform year-end concerts

Two recitals for graduating Vancouver Island University music students continue Thursday and Friday (June 14-15).

The students, under the direction of Phil Dwyer, a multiple Juno Award winner, are in the fourth year of the bachelor of music in jazz studies summer program.

The Thursday concert features Dave Lawson at 5 p.m.; Dan Montomgery at 6 p.m.; Alexis Deighton Harrison at 8 p.m.; and Matt Aasen at 8 p.m.

On Friday, Chikara Hiroe takes the stage at 5 p.m.; Niall Harvey at 6 p.m.; and Theo Hughes Ridgway at 7 p.m.

All shows are at Malaspina Theatre. Admission is free.