Jazz in James Bay for the neighbourhood! The people of James Bay United Church are opening the sanctuary of the beautiful heritage building at 511 Michigan on Tuesday evenings for the benefit of our local community.
February 12 - 7 pm:
Victoria’s pianist Ashley Wey celebrates the beauty of modern jazz with passion and improvisational joy, bringing the standards freshly back to life. The Ashley Wey Trio conceived in 2010, this Victoria-based ensemble has built a large repertoire, and a strong group sound focused around intricate harmonies and melodies.
With three critically acclaimed self-produced albums to her credit, the captivating Wey returns to Victoria with her latest ‘Live’: an album filled with inventive ideas and breathtaking artistry. Most importantly, 'Live' is filled with music you'll want to hear and hear again.
Pianist, composer and singer Ashley Wey is a multi-faceted artist, who is highly regarded for both her playing and her writing. As a sideman, Ashley has performed with 2006 Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila, Juno Award-winning Brandi Distrehaft, Mae Moore, The Parachute Club as well as toured on cruise ships around the world with four-time Grammy Award winner, Manny Kellough.
Accessible music venues that you can walk to right in the neighbourhood encourages good mental and spiritual health. And with the help of local jazz legend Kelby MacNayr, we will bring some of the best of the best in the Victoria jazz scene to the heart of James Bay ~ A venue without distractions ~ where the focus is you, the music and the sacred space to listen.
A suggested donation of $10 (as you are able) will be taken at the door.
Accessibility ramp is available on the west side of the building.