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, Mar. 18th, at 5:00 pm at St. James will feature Mary-Sue Tobin on woodwinds.

Mary-Sue Tobin is a full-time professional performer and instructor on saxophones, woodwinds and piano with vast experience as both a side person and bandleader. In addition to studying, playing and teaching music, Mary-Sue holds an important place in the development of the rich indie jazz scene that has grown up in Portland over the past five years. You can find Mary-Sue performing regularly with the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (saxophone and woodwinds); Rebirth of The Cool (lead alto); The Quadraphonnes (soprano and alto saxophone); and The Paul Brainard Horns (all saxophones).

Arrive at 4:50 for pre-Vespers music when Mary-Sue 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!