Jazz Vespers

Praise God with the piano, the saxophone, and the upright bass – Psalm 150 (paraphrased). Vespers is the traditional evening prayer service.  Jazz Vespers is a modern form of this service that crosses denominational boundaries and demonstrates the unifying power of the Holy Spirit through the music of jazz.

Jazz Vespers services began at Knox Church in 2013 and has been blessed by many gifted Ottawa-based jazz musicians!   Jazz Vespers at Knox are held at 7 pm, normally on the third Wednesday of each month, September through May. 

Our 2023-24 schedule is starting to take shape with the following dates and musicians lined up.   Each event is from 7-8 pm on the third Wednesday of the month:

September 20: Doug Martin (saxophone) and Ian Card (piano)

October 18: James McGowan (piano) and Michael Hanna (vocal) 

November 15: Peter Woods (soprano & tenor saxophone); Lu Frattaroli, percussion;  Kyle Jordan (guitar) 

December 19 (Tuesday!): Mark Ferguson (piano), Mike Tremblay (saxophone), John Geggie (bass)

January 17: To be announced 

February 21: Mike Mullin (saxophone), Tom Mcmahon Baliset (Chapman stick), Peter Beaudoin  (drums/percussion) 

March 20: To be announced 

April 17: The Wailin' Hues 

May 15: To be announced 

Jazz Vespers is available both online and in-person. View our online livestreams on our YouTube Channel KNOXOTTAWA as well as in the video playlist below. (click on the button on the top right corner of the player to find a full list of the videos on the playlist)                                                      

Here's a an archive of the most recent Jazz Vespers events at Knox.   Click on the top right corner of the image below for the full play-list: