Pianist, singer, saxophonist, choir director, composer of hit musicals and more, Brooke Maxwell is a musical enigma! A highly respected and sought after musician, Brooke draws on diverse influences, and loves when music conveys heart and soul AND connects with its audience through groove and creativity. Please join us for a special Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church (online) as Brooke Maxwell sits down with host Kelby MacNayr to talk about his desert playlist, music that has inspired and shaped him, and what sounds and ideas keep him inspired today!
an Arts Ministry of James Bay United Church
in partnership with the Victoria Jazz Community
James Bay United Church and the Victoria Jazz Community continue to be partnered together during the COVID-19 closures to bring you personal interviews with Victoria's finest musicians. We hear about their influencers and musical passions and gain some insight through the playlists that they select for us through the evening. Join us 7pm to 8:30pm Tuesdays.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020:
Electric bassist Peter Dowse joins host Kelby MacNayr in conversation.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2020:
Sara Marreiros is the embodiment of a musical nomad. Growing up between Sagres, Portugal, and Victoria, Canada, Sara was brought up in many traditions traveling her way through Europe and North America. Musically speaking, Sara from a young age was immersed in experiences of Fado* bars falling asleep in her parents arms, to the sounds of busy city Morocco and Paris squares, as well as formal Jazz and Classical studies in Victoria. Rich settings for song to grow.Sara talks about her musical influences with host Kelby MacNayr in the online version of Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church.
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020:
The sensational Cuban trumpet player Miguelito Valdes has performed the world over with such acts as the Buena Vista Social Club, the Afro-Cuban All Stars and has shared the stage with jazz luminaries such as Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
A native of Vancouver, Tony Genge is one of Canada’s leading jazz organists and jazz pianists. He is also a respected music educator, and a well-known and much-recorded composer of classical music.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
We turn the tables and interview Kelby MacNayr about HIS musical influences - with guest host and co-creator of Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church - Gordon Miller.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
Mike Broadley joins Kelby MacNayr for a lively exploration of his music influencers.
Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
Anne Schaefer and Kelby MacNayr in conversation.
Tuesday, April 14th, meet Local Jazz Legend Joey Smith
speaking with Kelby about his influences and favourite playlist.
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
Brent Jarvis and Kelby MacNayr in conversation
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Richard Moody with Kelby MacNayr
Tuesday, March 24th 2020
Roy Styffe with Kelby MacNayr
Tuesday, March 17, 7 PM
David vest – celebrating the New Orleans piano giants.