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Event Archive - Spirited Jazz Vespers: Gord Clements, Olivier Clements, Bruce Meikle, Evan Fryer

Sun. February 10th 2019 First Unitarian Church of Victoria (All Ages)
7 PM - 8:10 PM doors at 6:30 PM
By Donation
SPIRITED JAZZ Winter Unitarian Jazz Vespers

Enjoy jazz with a splash of spiritual inspiration.
February 10th, Sunday, 7-8 PM
Gord & Olivier Clements Quartet. Theme: “Passages”
Gord Clements – Saxophone & Bass Clarinet; Olivier Clements - Trumpet & Flugelhorn; Bruce Meikle – Bass; Evan Fryer - Piano.
First Unitarian Church Victoria By donation and greatly appreciated

Those who have been appreciating the short trip on a country road to a beautiful setting with top jazz musicians, completed with the musings of Reverend Shana, will be sure not to miss this vespers. Winter Vespers of 2019 continues with the Gord & Olivier Clements Quartet, featuring both Gord Clements, active classical and jazz performer on saxophone & bass clarinet, and his son Olivier, international touring musician and recording artist, on trumpet and flugelhorn. The horns will be backed by Evan Fryer on piano, and Bruce Meikle on bass.
After over 30 years on the scene in Victoria, Gord Clements has established himself as one of Victoria’s most prolific multi-instrumentalists and sought after educators. With five jazz albums, an orchestral recording of original bass clarinet pieces, and induction into Victoria’s Music Hall of Fame in 2009, Clements’ unique career has made his classes and workshops inspirational to students of all ages and levels.
Regarded as one of Victoria’s best music educators, Gord Clements has worked as a teacher, clinician, ensemble coach and conductor for over 40 years. Clements has taught at the University of Victoria, was Head of Jazz Studies at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for 27 years, and was Artistic Director and Founder of the VCM Summer Jazz Workshop. He currently is Senior School Director of Concert and Jazz Bands at St. Michaels University School.
Enjoy jazz with a splash of spiritual inspiration in venues with exquisite sound and setting. These hour-long evening services are a unique blend of jazz and spirituality. Each service brings together live music from popular local jazz musicians, a brief meaningful message, and a little of the history of the music performed.

First Unitarian Church of Victoria 5575 West Saanich Road (250) 744-2665 http://www.victoriaunitarian.ca

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Gord Clements (Classical, Jazz and Musical Theatre)

Press Material from www.gordclements.com After over 40 years on the scene in Victoria, Gord Clements has established himself as one of Victoria’s most prolific multi-instrumentalists and sought-after educators. With five jazz albums, an orchestral recording of original bass clarinet pieces, and induction into Victoria’s Music Hall of Fame i... more info