We are absolutely delighted to introduce Casey Thomas-Burns as the latest addition to our team, bringing her remarkable expertise to enhance the upcoming Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Casey on board in the capacity of Arts Events Coordinator!
Casey Thomas-Burns (she/her/hers) is a trombonist, vocalist, bandleader and arts administrator based in Vancouver, Canada. Described by Juno-nominated bassist Jodi Proznick as “the future of arts leadership”, Casey is active as both a musician and an arts administrator in the Lower Mainland.
As an arts manager and administrator, Casey has previously programmed the Queens Park Arts Festival and Summer Concert Series for Arts New West and founded the ‘Ladies Night’ Jazz Jam series, which focuses on creating a safe and constructive environment for femme and non-binary folks in the jazz community.
As a musician, Casey is the Director of the 11-woman big band The Leading Ladies, Artistic Director of the Deep Cove Big Band, and can regularly be found performing with her jazz quartet or any number of bands, large and small, across the city.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, taking place from October 12-17, 2023. Join us in celebrating the exceptional abilities of artists, who come from a wide array of backgrounds and diverse talents. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!