Famed Vancouver Guitarist Leads Jazz Vespers

On June 28th, St.Stephen’s Anglican Church West Vancouver welcomed the Henry Young Quartet to lead the Jazz Vespers service.

Henry Young and the quartet were Iintroduced by the celebrant, St. Stephen's rector, the Rev. Jonathan LLoyd who then continued with a responsive reading and the lighting of the Vespers candle. The quartet launched into several traditional jazz favorites: Mercy Mercy, Jive Samba, and Take the A Train.

After a Reflection by Rev. LLoyd, prayers were said with some responsive reading by the congregation.

Peter Vanderhorst, the coordinator of the Jazz Vespers series, led the group in a vigorous performance of the old favorite Michael Row Your Boat, and following the Benediction, The Henry Young Quartet played Breezin’ and Walk Tall.

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in West Vancouver opens its monthly Jazz Vespers service on Sunday, October 29, at 4pm, with the self-styled “Alchemist of Sound”, Nick Apivor. Nick, who plays vibes, marimba, congas, piano and a plethora of percussion instruments, presents his latest venture into jazz, Nick Apivor & Re-Vibe Quintet.  

Jazz Vespers on November 19 features PK3 Jazz Trio, led by Kristian Braathen, with celebrated Vancouver vocalist Karin Plato.  

St. Stephen's kicks off the Christmas season with the inimitable Mighty Fraser Big Band, a group of 19 high-energy jazz musicians, led by Christian Findlay, and featuring vocalists John Cronin and Katherine Grefner.

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  • Henry Young
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