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 Artists of the month continues in the Pioneer Chapel at 6:00 pm.

JAZZ VESPERS ON SUNDAY, June 17th, at 5:00 pm at St. James will feature Haley Horsfall on vocals & percussion.

We welcome back Haley Horsfall for our first 2018 Summer Jazz Vesper. Haley has been a versatile addition to the Portland music scene for over a decade, in demand as a soloist, back-up singer, percussionist, lyricist, and recording artist. Her style ranges from jazz to neo soul, and she has shared the stage with Phil Baker from Pink Martini, Ben Darwish, Lloyd Jones, Obo Addy, Marilyn Keller, and Todd Strait, among others. Recently, Haley has been singing with Portland’s pop sensation Nu Shooz, and has claimed her spot as a vocalist/percussionist with a progressive rock artist named Berahmand. She has studied percussion with Israel Annoh, Mike Snyder and Doug Smith, and voice with Valerie Day of Nu Shooz.

Arrive at 4:50 for pre-Vespers music when Haley will be joined by our St. James house band: Mike Horsfall, piano; Laurent Nickel, bass; Brent Follis, drums; and Valarie Brown, cantor.  Vespers service starts at 5:00 pm.  Freewill offering welcome. Reception for St. James Artists-of-the-Month follows the service, in the Pioneer Chapel.  Come with friends!