Jazz Vespers

Hendrik Meurkens

Jazz Vespers: Hendrik Meurkens, Sun, Apr. 19, 5 PM

Our first ever Jazz Harmonica player!

Hendrik Meurkens, a virtuoso on both the chromatic harmonica and the vibraphone, is the most important jazz harmonica player since Toots Thielemans. German-born but now based in New York, Meurkens’ recordings and performances garner worldwide acclaim because the transcendent beauty of his music has universal appeal.

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Bill Cunliffe

Jazz Vespers: Bill Cunliffe’s Big Band, Sunday, Jan. 18.

Bill Cunliffe

Jazz pianist, Grammy Award-winning arranger and our composer-in-residence Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Benny Golson and James Moody.

On Sunday, Jan. 18 Bill will feature his take on J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations and a special new version of “We Shall Overcome” in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ed Bacon presides.  Performance held at All Saints in the Church. Childcare provided.

Information = Melissa Hayes, 626.583.2725 or mhayes@allsaints-pas.org.

Calabiria Foti & Bob McChesney

Jazz Vespers: Calabria Foti & Bob McChesney

5:00 PM

Sultry vocalist Calabria Foti and trombone virtuoso Bob McChesney offer music gleaning their material from the best of the Great American Songbook and the world of jazz. We gather in the intimacy of the Chancel for an extraordinary experience of jazz in-the-round.

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Carol Welsman

Jazz Vespers: Carol Welsman

Carol Welsman is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist who has captivated audiences worldwide with her expressive vocal stylings and dynamic stage presence.

Fluent in English, French and Italian, Carol blends languages and rhythms with a versatile repertoire including swing, Latin, R&B, pop and jazz.

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Left Side Sax Alliance

Jazz Vespers: Left Side Sax Alliance

In any given week you may find Jeff Driskill performing in the orchestra for the latest hit musical, lending his talents to a studio movie score, backing an A-list crooner or playing jazz in one of several respected big bands. Recently, Driskill worked with composer Randy Newman on the much lauded soundtracks for “The Princess and the Frog” and “Toy Story 3.”

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Dwight Trible

Jazz Vespers: Dwight Trible

Dwight Trible is a singer who combines the best of vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills to the delight of audiences and musicians alike. In addition to performing with his own group, the Dwight Trible Ensemble, Dwight is the vocalist with the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet and is also the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples’ Arkestra.

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Kamasi Washington, ASC Jazz Vespers, Sun. Feb. 16, 5:00 PM

The All Saints Jazz Vespers program brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration six times a year for a service of prayer, meditation and music. So many of them tell us that they love playing in the context of a vespers service with prayers and short meditations and the sense that this is a holy enterprise, not just a jazz concert in the church.

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Jazz Vespers at ASC, 2014

The All Saints Jazz Vespers program brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration six times a year for a service of prayer, meditation and music. So many of them tell us that they love playing in the context of a vespers service with prayers and short meditations and the sense that this is a holy enterprise, not just a jazz concert in the church.

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Anthony Wilson

Jazz Vespers: Anthony Wilson

Anthony Wilson is one of the leading musicians of his generation. Known for his imagination, maturity, and depth, the esteemed guitarist / composer / arranger has been an indispensable member of Diana Krall’s quartet since he joined her in 2001.

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Jazz Vespers: Bill Cunliffe’s Imaginacion

The All Saints Jazz Vespers series kicks off on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 5 PM in the Chancel with Bill Cunliffe and his Latin Band, Imaginacion.

Jazz pianist, our composer-in-residence and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. He is joined by Kye Palmer, trumpet; Art Velasco, trombone; Brian Scanlon, sax; Jimmy Branly, drums and John Belzaguy, bass. Francisco Garcia offers a meditation.

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