Jazz Vespers

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month.  Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer.  Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service.  Families and children are welcome!  A reception honoring the Visual Artist of the month continues in the Pioneer Chapel at 6:00 pm.

JAZZ VESPERS ON SUNDAY, July 16th, at 5:00 pm at St. James will feature Cheryl Alex on flute & alto flute.

Join us for Summer Jazz Vespers in the St. James Courtyard in downtown Portland (one block from streetcar — courtyard entrance on Jefferson St.)

Jazz flutist Cheryl Alex, a regular — and favorite — Jazz Vesper soloist, returns this July.  Cheryl Alex has been central among the region’s jazz community for over twenty years, performing and recording with luminaries Nancy King, Randy Porter, Leroy Vinegar, Lawrence Williams and most notably guitar wizard Jerry Hahn.  Besides performing and recording, Cheryl also maintains a teaching studio with instruction in flute, piano and voice — including vocal jazz workshops with 3 time Grammy nominated jazz vocalist, Nancy King.  Cheryl will be joined by Tim Nickel, piano; Laurent Nickel, bass; Tim Rapp, drums; and Valerie Brown, cantor.

Jazz standards begin at 4:50 pm.  Vesper service starts at 5:00 pm.  Freewill offering welcome.  Come with friends!