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7 pm – Jazz Vespers with the John Lee Trio and the theme “Art of Trio” with John Lee, piano; Graham Villette, drums, Brock Meades, bass; and the musings of Reverend Shana.

Raised in Nanaimo John Lee is one of the most respected and acclaimed young jazz musicians nationwide. After showing great interest in music at a young age, Lee developed into a virtuoso by his late teens and is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

As an artist, John Lee is widely known for his immense proficiency as a multi-

instrumentalist as well as his ability to connect audience to his music with a

charming and positive charisma. Lee has done an extensive amount of

performing in New York City, Boston, Washington, Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. 

Lee has performed numerous times as a sideman and leader at international jazz festivals including TD Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, DC Jazz Festival and TD Victoria and Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

John Lee currently leads his own project called Next Generation Jazz Collective and his own trio while working with Cory Weeds (Cellar Live/Reel to Real label) as a hired sideman on many different projects and performances in the Vancouver scene. Lee is also in early concept development stages for his debut album which he is planning on releasing under the Cellar Live label.

By donation and greatly appreciated.

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.