KJES Guiding Principles
The Kaslo Jazz Etc Society (KJES) supports of the following guiding principles as high-level direction to the governance and management of the organization. These guiding principles inform and shape decision-making and assist in the attainment of the vision, purposes, mission, goals, and objectives. They are organized under three main categories – the festival, the people and the organization. The KJES will strive to promote their application by everyone who is involved with the organization.
- The annual festival is part of the fabric of life in Kaslo. It creates a shared experience and builds community beyond normal boundaries.
- The annual festival is a beacon of culture and a spark plug for cultural tourism in Kaslo and the surrounding region.
- In our music programming, we seek to offer a range of music while respecting the tradition behind the art of jazz, building an acceptance of diversity and bridging genres.
- Contributing to the economic diversity of Kaslo through presentation of quality cultural experiences which is a priority for the KJES.
- Sensitivity to the impact of the festival on the community and the Village infrastructure is part of our planning.
- We take pride in the aesthetics of our festival setting – “Big mountains, small village, floating stage”.
- Festival operations respect the Kaslo Bay environment and waste reduction strategies are fully implemented.
- Having fun is a core value and we encourage it in all we do.
- KJES provides opportunities for education of audiences, development of youth talent and growth of performance capacity for musicians.
- Affordable and family accessible events where the atmosphere is intimate and relaxed. Festival patrons, who attend as kids, potentially become future teen then adult audiences.
- KJES produces events where people can experience a range of music and performance that embraces new, unique and exceptional artists.
- Regional and local talent have an opportunity for growth in performance and music development.
- It is important to continually develop new audiences and at the same time understand the profile and interests of the people who have attended the festival.
- Volunteers have clear expectations of their role and a sense of belonging to a team. Their contributions are appreciated and acknowledged.
- Professionally managed events with quality acts are essential for the sustainability of the organization.
- KJES foundational statements, strategic priorities, and policy directives will inform operational plans and guide management of the KJES.
- The administration and management of the KJES will be conducted in a professional manner and will fulfill all legal requirements and expectations.
- Local purchasing is encouraged to facilitate the growth of local businesses and community support.
- We are leaders in the development of a sense of cooperation with local and regional businesses, governments and residents.
- Fairness, inclusion, and respectful attitudes guide our actions.
- KJES strives to be a model for rural/remote non-profit organization that is professionally run and is an available resource to support other organizations and community events.
Our Board Of Directors
President: Nicole Rhynold
Vice President: Jeremy Behn
Secretary/Treasurer: Dan Wyker
Director: Chris Temple
Director: Jake The Lady
Director: Trish Leier
Director: Hannah Lunn
Kaslo Jazz Etc. Society Membership is only $15!
The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival is run by a registered non-profit Society. We know that many of you feel a strong sense of ownership of this Festival. Over the years, your letters and donations have helped shape and sustain the Festival through good times and bad. Membership in the Society is an opportunity to go a step further.
- Email updates containing ticket sale information, band announcements, and other KJES news
- A voice in the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival via voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting
- Volunteer privileges with the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival