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Louise Rose in Conversation with Gordon Miller July 2020

'perfectly imperfect'

It Remains To Be Seen
The Mississippi Mass Choir
and check out this performance that Louise recommends. 

Blackbird is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as "the White Album"). It was written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney, and performed as a solo piece by McCartney.

Paul McCartney wrote this about the civil rights struggle for African Americans after reading about race riots in the US. He penned it in his kitchen in Scotland not long after an incident in Little Rock when the federal courts forced the racial desegregation of the Arkansas capital's school system.

"I was sitting around with my acoustic guitar and I'd heard about the civil rights troubles that were happening in the '60s in Alabama, Mississippi, Little Rock in particular," he told GQ. "I just thought it would be really good if I could write something that if it ever reached any of the people going through those problems, it might give them a little bit of hope. So, I wrote 'Blackbird.'"

I'm Standing Here Wondering Which Way to Go
Thomas A. Dorsey

Peace in the Valley
Thomas A. Dorsey

A great short documentary about Thomas A. Dorsey on YouTube

Let’s Sing Again (Vision TV)
We couldn’t find the composer's name at the time of posting.

Heart and Soul
Hoagy Carmichael Published 1938

I Loves You, Porgy is a duet from the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.[1] It was performed in the opera's premiere in 1935,[2] and on Broadway the same year by Anne Brown and Todd Duncan.

Love Ballade
Oscar Peterson

While Love Ballade was written at the time of his son’s birth, Mr. Peterson recounted in his 2002 autobiography, A Jazz Odyssey, how his breakup with third wife, Charlotte, separated him from their son, Joel, for whom he wrote the tune He Has Gone. "They now live somewhere in eastern Canada," Mr. Peterson wrote. "This had been a dreadful loss.”

Music by Henry Mancini Lyrics by Felice Mancini



Dear friends of Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church 

Thanks to all of you who have tuned in to our last 12 weeks of guest artist profiles. These have been wonderfully insightful opportunities to delve into the history and creative imagination of some of our most beloved artists AND a great way to stay connected during this time! We are excited to share a brand new format and approach to our guest artist profiles, so stay tuned. 

We have some wonderful new programming on the burner to share with you in the form of broadcast concerts from James Bay United Church. We are excited to be moving into some new possibilities and can’t wait to share them with you! 

AND, we are excited about some discussions we are having with community partners about the possibility of outdoor events, so watch your inbox for updates.

All of our previous artist profiles will continue to be available online as well some highlights of past concerts and some special ideas, soul food recipes and artist cameos.

This is our way of saying thank you to and for the music, the spirit of inspiration and community,
and to you our friends and audience. 

Stay well and see you soon, 

Kelby, Gordon and the team at Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church

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Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church is 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 entertaining educational content for you to listen to at any time. 

Watch previous shows below:

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020:
Pianist, singer, saxophonist, choir director, composer of hit musicals and more, Brooke Maxwell.

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.