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.

Our next Jazz Vespers event is our annual Christmas event on Wednesday, December 21st, from 7-8 pm, with guest musicians Mark Ferguson (piano), Mike Tremblay (sax) and John Geggie (bass).   For details, click HERE 

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.

Jazz Vespers is available both online and in-person, with online livestreaming available on our YouTube Channel KNOXOTTAWA   

For those attending in-person, please note we have health and safety guidelines for all events at Knox.  They are listed on the home page of our website, and you can also find them quickly by clicking HERE

Check here again for further updates 2022-2023 roster of Jazz Vespers musicians and themes, and please help spread the news about one of Centretown's best kept musical secrets!                                                          

Jazz Vespers Samplers:  

Improvisation on Psalm 20 by John Dapaah and Roxanne Goodman.


 Excerpts from the Sep 21, 2016 service with Peter Woods and Brian Browne


Improvisation on Psalm 57 by Mark Ferguson and Elise Letourneau.


Improvisation on Psalm 27 by Michael Curtis Hanna and James McGowan.  Based on Miles Davis' All Blues.  Filmed on November 16, 2016 at Knox Church.