The goal of VIMA in terms of selecting a jury is to choose an eclectic mix of Vancouver Island-based entertainment industry professionals, so that all styles of music are given a fair shake.
Your 2014 Jury:
* BRAD EDWARDS – Brad is a 30-year veteran broadcaster and Music Director who has worked in various commercial radio formats, including Country, AC, Hot AC, Alternative, and Rock (Standard, CHUM, NewCap). He launched KOOL FM in Victoria in the winter of 2004 and The Wolf in Nanaimo in 2001, and he has held programming and on-air responsibilities with CISL Vancouver, CKRA Edmonton, and CKOM Saskatoon. Brad has been exposed to many artists in their developmental years and an array of music styles, writing and production. Brad also writes and publishes the digital community arts, entertainment, and news blog www.playinvictoria.net
* ELAINE BAGLO – Elaine is co owner of DBBI recording studio. She was a judge at Victoria Idol in 2008, organizer and judge for Victoria Idol 2009, producer of Victoria Idol 2011, and assistant producer of Island Star Search 2012. Elaine can be heard singing on many jingles produced at DBBI and as well as on ‘The Gift of Christmas’ radio program. She has done voice work on a number of commercials for local businesses as well as political groups. And she holds a first degree black belt in Taekwon Do.
* MICHAEL WORTH – Michael is a Writer/Director/Photographer/Musician. He studied at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
* JON BAGLO – Jon is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed with District of Soul, Funk Vigilante, Hawk & Steel, PIGS, Shinerunner and Subject Zero. Jon grew up in the recording studio and has been playing music since he was 5 years old. He’s often in demand as a studio musician or engineer. When he’s not working his day job, he can be seen performing regularly around the city with Shinerunner.