Jazz Vespers, where Jazz meets the Spirit, include candle light, great jazz, reflections and prayers for creation. 7:00pm. Vocalist Edie DaPonte will be the featured performer with her emotive and passionate voice. She will be accompanied by the skilled and resonating talents of Joey Smith on guitar and Damian Graham on drums. Admission by donation.
St. John's United Church 10990 West Saanich Road, North Saanich, BC
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Edie DaPonte (Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin)
Equally at home in an intimate lounge setting or an outdoor festival stage, Edie Daponte has established a reputation in the music scene of Vancouver Island and Western Canada as a dynamic and engaging performer. Edie brings passion, playfulness and an evident love of performance to her live shows. Vancouver island Music Awards awarded Edie with "J... more info
*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
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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