Enjoy jazz with a splash of spiritual inspiration.
April 8th, Sunday, 7-8 PM
Kristina Helene with the Brent Jarvis Trio
Theme: “Poetry in Motion”
Kristina Helene – Vocals; Brent Jarvis – Pianist & Composer
(Lyrics for the Music based on Canadian & U.U. Member Dorothy Livesay’s poetry).
First Unitarian Church of Victoria
By donation and greatly appreciated
Those who have been appreciating the short trip on a country road to a beautiful setting with top jazz musicians, completed with the musings of Reverend Shana, will be sure not to miss this upcoming vespers featuring vocalist Kristina Helene. The poetry of Dorothy Livesay is put in motion through the music of Brent Jarvis with vocalist Kristina Helene and the trio.
Kristina is a Calgary born singer/songwriter. She wrote her first song at the age of eight and recorded for her first time in a little garage four years later. Kristina now resides in Victoria BC and has travelled back and forth to LA working with her producer CJ Vanston. In LA, she has had the honour of recording a couple of jazz cover songs at Capitol Records with legendary engineer and record producer Al Schmitt and Steve Genewick. She is now 25 years old and has recently shared the stage with award winning producer David Foster and one of the most influential figures in "nuevo flamenco" music, Jesse Cook.
Pianist and composer Brent Jarvis is a marvelous talent. His second CD, Solo Piano, showed off his remarkable technique as he paid homage to the likes of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett. Ambitious and versatile, Jarvis can segue from introspective soloist to the ring master of a rollicking big band. Originally from Toronto, Jarvis moved here in 2002 and when not on tour, he teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
Enjoy jazz with a splash of spiritual inspiration in venues with exquisite sound and setting. These hour-long evening services are a unique blend of jazz and spirituality. Each service brings together live music from popular local jazz musicians, a brief meaningful message, and a little of the history of the music performed.
Kristina is a Calgary born singer/songwriter. She wrote her first song at the age of eight and recorded for her first time in a little garage four years later. She then went on to work with producer Greg Gunhold and was nominated semi-finalist in the ISC (International Songwriting Competition) at the age of 15 two years in a row for her song "From ... more info