Event Archive - Spirited Jazz Vespers Marie Manna Trio: Maria Manna, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith
Maria Manna Trio
Theme: “Love Lost”
Maria Manna, Vocals; Karel Roessingh, Piano; Joey Smith, Bass
First Unitarian Church of 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 upcoming vespers with the Maria Manna Trio.
Governor General Award winner, Woman of Style Award, Alberta Music Archives Inductee, a big lush, sensuous voice, impeccable diction and confident, theatrical stage presence - Maria’s got it all. Maria Manna was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She is the eldest of 4 daughters to Italian immigrant parents. Her first language is Italian and she speaks, writes and reads fluently. She has 3 children, 2 of her own; Marco and Christina and stepson Kyle.
Her movie credits include the principal vocalist role as well as script coach for “The Engagement Ring”. She currently has 3 CD’s in her native language Italian and in English.
She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband Christopher Grew and their dog Ciccio.
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.