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Event Archive - Spirited Jazz Vespers featuring the Byrne, Roessingh, Graham & Smith Quartet: Mary Byrne (flute), Karel Roessingh (piano), Damian Graham (drums), Joey Smith (bass)

Sun. September 29th 2019 - Sun. September 29th 2019 First Unitarian Church of Victoria (All Ages)
7pm - 8pm doors at 6:30pm
By Donation

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Music: Classical, Jazz / Blues
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 with Byrne, Roessingh, Graham & Smith.

Karel officiates the marriage of jazz and classical as he and his unequaled quartet reprise their previous performance of Claude Bolling’s Suite # 1 with Flute and Piano Trio Suite #2. This Suite is a "crossover" composition by the jazz pianist and composer Claude Bolling. The composition, originally written in 1973, is a suite of seven movements, written for a classical flute, and a jazz piano trio (piano, string bass, and drums). The Suite was recorded in 1975 by Bolling on piano with classical flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

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.

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Mary Byrne

Coordinator of Wind Faculty and Flute Teacher Training Progam. B.Mus., M.Mus. in flute performance and music education, University of Michigan; Ph.D. in musicology; recent research into the French Flute School makes her one of the world experts in this subject. An active teacher and performer, Ms. Byrne brings a unique blend of pedagogical training... more info

Karel Roessingh (Jazz, folk, pop and blues)

Karel Roessingh is a composer, arranger, producer and musician who has written scores for over five hundred television episodes, and many award-winning films, documentaries, and promotional videos.  He has recorded and produced more than sixteen of his own CDs, including several for the Canadian Naturescapes series distributed world-wide, two jazz... more info

Damian Graham (i hit things....)

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) ... more info

Joey Smith

*After touring for two and a half years with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as bassist and arranger, Joey Smith was married in Victoria and moved to Rochester, N.Y. to pursue graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. For the past 18 years he has been bassist for many local groups and has collaborated with various artists during their stops in Vi... more info
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