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Enjoy jazz with a splash of spiritual inspiration by Rev. Shana Lynngood.
On Sunday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 8 pm, it’s the marriage of jazz and classical by the group Byrne, Roessignh, Smith and Graham — Mary Byryn, flute, Karel Roessingh, piano, Joey Smith, bass, and Damian Graham drums, as they reprise their previous performance of Claude Bowling’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.
Born in Leiden, Holland, raised in Calgary, Karel Roessingh began his professional musical career in 1970. He began his piano studies under Henry L. Peters, then jazz piano with Ray Petch. In 1973, he studied jazz arranging and composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., and completed a degree in secondary music and mathematics education at the University of Victoria in 1981.
Karel loves to play the piano and plays in clubs, concert halls and in the studio whenever possible. He writes jazz tunes for his own and other groups, and has played with numerous jazz greats. He’s regularly asked to play at jazz festivals as both leader and sideman.
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.