Jazz vespers features trio of musicians

St. John’s United Church kicks off 2012 with another evening of inspiring jazz vespers on Jan. 8, featuring Juno award-winning bassist Ken Lister, seasoned veteran jazz guitarist Pat Coleman, and critically acclaimed saxophonist Roy Styffe.

Ken Lister has been playing jazz bass professionally since 1984 and has extensively toured Canada and elsewhere, including the British Isles, Cuba and South America.

Lister is a member of the Hugh Fraser Quintet and the Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation. As a member of the Hugh Fraser Quintet, he won a Juno award for Best Mainstream Jazz Album of 1997.

Pat Coleman began playing jazz guitar in 1969 and has since worked as an instructor, studio musician, jingle writer, and feature film and TV drama score composer.

Multi-instrumentalist (saxophone, clarinet and flute) Roy Styffe studied jazz at Humber College in Toronto, and has also studied at the Banff School under Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler and Lee Konitz, and in New York with Dick Oatts.

All jazz vespers services begin at 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Church, 10990 West Saanich Rd., across from Deep Cove school. Admission is free, but an offering is taken. For information, call Bernadette at 656-0875 or email bernadettegreene@shaw.ca.

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