Spirited Jazz, 7 pm in the Sanctuary, with the Gord and Olivier Clements Quartet and the musings of Reverend Shana. The theme is “Passages” and features Gord Clements on saxophone and bass clarinet; Gord’s son Olivier Clements on trumpet and flugelhorn; Bruce Meikle on bass, and Rob Cheramy on guitar.
By donation and greatly appreciated
After more than 30 years on the scene in Victoria, Gord Clements has established himself as one of Victoria’s most prolific multi-instrumentalists and sought after educators. With five jazz albums, an orchestral recording of original bass clarinet pieces, and induction into Victoria’s Music Hall of Fame in 2009, Clements’ unique career has made his classes and workshops inspirational to students of all ages and levels.
Regarded as one of Victoria’s best music educators, Gord Clements has worked as a teacher, clinician, ensemble coach and conductor for more than 40 years. He has taught at the University of Victoria, was Head of jazz Studies at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for 27 years, and was Artistic Director and Founder of the VCM Summer Jazz Workshop. He’s currently Senior School Director of Concert and Jazz Bands at St. Michaels University School.
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 some of the history of the music performed.