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 from 7-8 pm, normally on the third Wednesday of each month, September through May. 

In 2024, we have the following line-up of great musicians scheduled:   

January 17: Doug Martin (saxophone); Ian Card (piano) 

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

March 20: "Three of Hearts" Chris Fagan, Voice & Percussion; Yves Laroche, Piano and Accordion; Marek Przednowek, Bass, "American Jazz meets European Cabaret"

April 17: The Wailin' Hues 

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 below is the recording our most recent Jazz Vespers event at Knox.   Click on the top right corner of the image below for the full play-list: