Impromptu will perform this weekend at St. John’s church in North Saanich for the jazz vespers service.

Impromptu will perform this weekend at St. John’s church in North Saanich for the jazz vespers service.

Evening of Impromptu jazz vespers

Impromptu trio plays at St. John's United Church on April 1

Impromptu, the trio of Amy Nold on piano and vocals, Jayson Devries on drums and Bill Kent on bass, will share their interpretations of jazz standards for April Fools’ day.

Nold began studying the piano at age nine and eventually received an associate of music diploma from Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University). She went on to study with Victoria jazz legend George Essihos. She has been performing professionally since 1980 in a variety of venues and genres, from musical theatre to rock clubs, jazz lounges to sacred sanctuaries. In addition, she is a choral accompanist and teacher.

Bassist Kent began his music career  35 years ago as a jazz pianist and teacher. Many of those years were spent as a solo pianist and leader of a number of trios, playing all over Victoria. Two years ago, he gave in to the siren song of the bass, an instrument which had long fascinated him.  Kent currently plays bass in three trios.

Drummer Devries began as a rock and roll drummer before discovering jazz. He now teaches drumming and plays with three bands: the Linda Gould trio, Capital City Big Band and Impromptu.

The trio performs at the jazz vespers services starting at 7 p.m. in St. John’s United Church, 10990 West Saanich Rd.

There is no admission charge, but an offering will be taken. For further information, call Bernadette at 250-656-0875 or email bernadettegreene@shaw.ca.