SPIRITED JAZZ Winter Unitarian Jazz Vespers
Enjoy jazz with a splash of spiritual inspiration.
January 13th, Sunday, 7-8 PM; Washington and Cook Band; Theme: Love and Heartache
Maureen Washington – Vocals; Daniel Cook - guitar & vocals; Damian Graham – Drums; Ryan Tandy – Bass.
First Unitarian Church 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 vespers. Winter Vespers of 2019 starts with the Washington and Cook Band.
Maureen Washington and Daniel Cook, a musical collaboration best described as ‘Funkified Urban Jazz’, play a unique blend of blues, funk, jazz, Latin & roots music. Their vocal harmonies meld beautifully and capture the essence of every song they perform together. Classic standards mixed with well-crafted original songs are performed with Ryan Tandy and Damian Graham.
With now nine albums to her credit, Maureen Washington began her musical career in her home town of Prince George. Maureen slips easily from sassy to sexy within a single line of lyrics, at times echoing the haunting tones of Etta James and Carmen McRae, then faster than the mind and ear can make the transition, Maureen Washington exudes the impish irreverence of Jann Arden and the vocal agility of Holly Cole. And yet, with all splendor attached to such comparisons, Maureen’s musical style remains distinctly her own. Among her many nominations and awards is the 2014 Black Canadian Award for Best Jazz and Soul Artist.
Daniel Cook is a singer songwriter who fuses contagious melodies with timeless stories creating a fresh brand of Original West Coast Roots Music, and a guitarist who blends melody and minimalism into a sweet mix of jazz and country guitar traditions.
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.
Maureen Washington & Daniel Cook play a variety of classic standards to well crafted original music. The music is jazz, blues, west-coast country and Latin. Their vocal harmonies meld beautifully and capture the essence of every song they perform together. more info
With a vocal style that encompasses the soul of Etta James, and Carmen McRae, the modernity of Holly Cole and the playfulness of Jann Arden; Maureen Washington evokes comparison to some of the great female Jazz singers of our time yet remains one of a kind.
Maureen Washington songstress for a variety of different ensembles, began her music career ... more info
Daniel Cook (Singer Songwriter ~ West Coast Roots)
Daniel Cook is a singer songwriter who fuses contagious melodies with timeless stories creating a fresh brand of original West Coast roots music, and a guitarist who blends melody and minimalism into a sweet mix of jazz and country guitar traditions.
Please visit www.reverbnation.com/danielcookmusic for more information. more info
Born in New Zealand ('72) and raised on the west coast of Canada, Damian's musical diversity has led to performances with some of the finest musicians in the country and abroad. (Michael Kaeshammer, David Gogo, Paul Laine, Paul Pigat, Pat Coleman,The Swinging Bachelors, Bob Murphy, Danger Danger, Phil Dwyer, Resin, The Big Band Trio, Tyler Yarema)
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