Spirited Jazz Vespers

We regret Spirited Jazz Vespers will not be in session this fall due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Spirited Jazz Vespers Services

Spirited Jazz Vesper Services are normally once monthly, Sunday evening 7 pm, September to June offering, featuring top jazz groups from Greater Victoria and further afield. The Reverend Shana guides us through the music with a splash of spirituality.
Each hour-long Spirited Jazz Vespers is nurtured and sustained by donations at the door with much appreciation for your support of live jazz….

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This fall, reach out to a friend to join you for Jazz Vespers

Archives - Past Perfomances

This fall, reach out to a friend to join you for Jazz Vespers

Sunday, September 29th, 2019, at 7pm

The Wedding?  The marriage of jazz and classical by this unequalled quartet reprise their previous performance of Claude Bowling’s Suite # 1 with Flute and Piano Trio Suite #2… Click here for more information 

Roster: Mary Byrne, flute, Karl Roessingh, piano, Joey Smith, bass, and Damian Graham, drums.

Performer’s website http://roessong.com

Sunday, October 20th, 2019, at 7 pm

Governor General Award winner, Woman of Style Award, Alberta Music Archives Inductee, a big lush, sensuous voice, impeccable diction and confident, theatrical stage presence – Maria’s got it all… Click here for more information 

Roster: Maria Manna, vocals, Karel Roessingh, piano, Joey Smith, bass

Performer’s website https://www.mariamannamusic.com

Sunday November 24th, 2019, at 7:30 pm

3x Gold Medal winners of the Global Music Award, this contemplative and often thrilling quartet’s explorations of modern, original repertoire is led by a fast-rising star in Toronto’s jazz piano community. Click here for more information

Roster: Nick Maclean, piano, Brownman Ali, trumpet, Ben Duff, bass, and  Jacob Wutzke, drums  

Sunday, Feb. 17th, 2019, 7 pm

Sunday, March 10th, 2019, 7 pm

Featuring: Edi Daponte, vocals; Karel Roessingh, piano; Joey Smith, guitar; Damian Graham, drums

*More on Edie Daponte  
*Edie’s website

Sunday April 28th, 2019, 7 pm

Featuring:Tony Genge, Hammond B-3 Organ; Jon Miller, drums; Rob Cheramy, guitar; Monik Nordine, saxophone

*More on the Jon Miller Quartet 
*Listen to a sample

Sunday May 26th, 2019, 7pm

Featuring: John Lee, piano; Brock Meades, bass; Graham Villette, drums

*More on John Lee

Sunday, January 26 at 7 pm, 2020

Vancouver Island Music Awards awarded Edie with Jazz Recording of the Year in 2017 for her original song “Island Rain” and nominated her as “Vocalist of the Year” in 2016. Edie’s original song “Ride the Wind has been nominated in the Traditional category for the 2017 International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA). Click here for more information.

Roster: Edie Daponte, vocals, Jan Stirling, piano, Damian Graham, drums, Joey Smith, guitar & bass

Performer’s website: https://www.edie.ca

Sunday, February 16 at 7pm, 2020

A dynamite combo at the top of their professions, this pair of seasoned musicians will amaze you with innovative treatments and stylizations of Swinging Standards, BossaNovas and Ballads designed as a memorable blast from the past. Click here fo more information.

Roster: Ryan Oliver, tenor saxophone, Mark Crawford guitar

Ryan’s website: https://www.ryanoliver.ca

Mark’s website http://www.markcrawfordmusic.com

Contact & Location Information

This fall, reach out to a friend to join you for Jazz Vespers

Spirited Jazz Email Contacts

Rev. Shana, Spirited Jazz Minister

Gary Theal, Music Coordinator

John (Tiff) Tiffany, Advertising and Promotions



To reach our church from  Victoria, Esquimalt or the Western Communities:

Heading north on the Pat Bay Highway take the Royal Oak Drive exit, turn left onto Royal Oak Drive at the signal and continue one kilometre to the third signal. Turn right onto West Saanich Road and drive for 5.5 km (3.4 miles). Our church is on your right, opposite the Red Barn Market. Onsite parking available. (The main church entrance is on the east side of the church.) Welcome.

To reach our church from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal, North Saanich or Sidney:

Heading south on the Pat Bay Highway (towards Victoria). The first traffic light south of Sidney is at McTavish Road. Turn right and drive along McTavish for 3.4 km (2.1 miles) to a tee intersection at West Saanich Road. Turn left onto West Saanich Road, then drive a total of 11.9 kilometres (7.5 miles), passing through the village of Brentwood Bay. Our church is on your left, opposite the Red Barn Market. Onsite parking available. (The main church entrance is located on the east side of the church.) Welcome.


Sunday Services

Join us online at 10:15 a.m. for the Sunday worship service. Send an email after 9 a.m. Sunday to obtain the entry code. You can connect by phone or online.