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Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church brings together four of Canada's leading musical voices—from Montreal to Victoria—to present the Cross-Canada Quartet!

Drawing on a shared musical chemistry, innovative spirit, and a love of composition, the Cross-Canada Quartet features the award-winning pianist Kate Wyatt, renowned bassist Adrian Vedady, the lyrical Roy Styffe, and dynamic drummer Kelby MacNayr! A bold and brilliant collaboration between acclaimed Montreal-based musicians and West-Coast musicians, the Cross-Canada Quartet bridges musical styles and influences.

The C-CQ features original compositions specifically written for this group by each of the four members of the ensemble, as well as selected works from the great American songbook!

Come join us for this special concert celebrating the joy of cross-country creativity!

Date: Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: James Bay United Church, 511 Michigan St.

Admission is by donation, with a suggested contribution of $20. However, everyone is welcome, regardless of contribution.

Featured artists:

Pianist and composer Kate Wyatt is leading the way forward for a generation of pianists and composers—at once thoughtful and introspective, bold and authentic. Her critically acclaimed recent album Artifact was heralded as one of the best albums of the year.

Bassist Adrian Vedady is one of the country's most in-demand collaborators and educators. Teaching at numerous prestigious jazz programs and touring with the likes of Christine Jensen, Kate Wyatt, Alan McLean, and many of the world's leading musicians, Adrian is a creative powerhouse.

Saxophonist Roy Styffe has been a leading and respected voice on the Canadian jazz scene for decades. Collaborations with artists such as Don Thompson, Mike Murley, Ed Bickert, and Neil Swainson speak to his quality, wisdom, and mastery of the art of jazz improvisation.

Dynamic drummer Kelby MacNayr has collaborated with leading musicians in straight-ahead, avant-garde, and traditional jazz styles with leading artists including Phil Dwyer, John Clayton, Ingrid Jensen, Cyril Aimee, and Louise Rose. A respected drummer, percussionist, composer, vocalist, and music director, MacNayr is most at home where the music and the moment are created.

Come join us for this special concert celebrating the joy of cross-country creativity!

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Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church is an Arts Ministry of James Bay United Church
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