Pianist Ashley Wey, the namesake of the Ashley Wey Trio, has three self-produced albums praised by critics to her credit. She, bassist Louis Rudner, and drummer Nicholas Bracewell will play at St. John’s United Church in North Saanich, Dec. 1 as part of Jazz Vespers. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Jazz Vespers in North Saanich resume with Ashley Wey Trio from Victoria

The trio performs Dec. 1 at St. John’s United Church

A popular series of jazz concerts resumes Dec. 1 when the St. John’s United Church’s welcomes the Ashley Wey Trio. Bassist Louis Rudner and drummer Nicholas Bracewell will join the trio’s pianist and namesake.

A composer and singer, Wey has received praise for her writing and playing, which has seen her perform with 2006 Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila, Juno Award-winning Brandi Distrehaft, Mae Moore, and The Parachute Club. She has also toured on cruise ships around the world with four-time Grammy Award winner Manny Kellough.

The trio has built a large repertoire, and a strong group sound focused around intricate harmonies and melodies since its conception in 2010.

RELATED: Sidney jazz singer who kicked off career after age 50, heads on B.C. tour

Wey’s three self-produced albums have earned critical acclaim and her latest, Live, celebrates the beauty of modern jazz with passion and improvisational joy in bringing genre standards back to life.

Bassist Louis Rudner graduated 2014 from the jazz program at Michigan State University, where he studied under his inspiration Rodney Whitaker. The program allowed Rudner to combine a strong jazz foundation with a playful style. He has spent most of the last few years playing on cruise ships and recently relocated to British Columbia with his wife, Ashley Wey, playing in a variety of ensembles.

Drummer Nicholas Bracewell also graduated from Michigan State University, where diverse influences helped to form his muscular sound and deep swing.

The Jazz Vespers series continues on January 5 with Edie Daponte and on February 9 with the Ryan Oliver Trio.

Jazz Vespers services start 7 p.m with St. John’s United Church located at 10990 West Saanich Rd., across from Deep Cove school. The event does not charge admission, but will accept an offering to cover the cost of the musicians and the Vespers program. For more information and future concerts, call Bernadette at 250-656-0875 or email her at bernadettegreene789@gmail.com.


Like us on Facebook and follow @wolfgang_depner

wolfgang.depner@peninsulanewsreview.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich makes ALC appeal for Prospect Lake Elementary parking, portables

Council votes in favour of seeking non-farm use designation

Residents welcomed to The Summit in Victoria’s Quadra Village

Modern 320-bed facility designed for people with complex care needs including dementia

West Shore RCMP responds after reports of man masturbating on bus

52-year-old man charged with committing an indecent act in a public place

Saanich bans municipal rodenticide use after owl deaths

District unanimously approves ban and community education

Recent surge in COVID-19 cases not unexpected amid Phase Three of reopening: B.C.’s top doc

Keep circles small, wear masks and be aware of symptoms, Dr. Bonnie Henry says

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 13

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. NDP changing WorkSafeBC regulations to respond to COVID-19

Employers say reclassifying coronavirus could be ‘ruinous’

Statistical flaws led to B.C. wolf cull which didn’t save endangered caribou as estimated

Study finds statistical flaws in an influential 2019 report supporting a wolf cull

Beloved Island woman dies at 106

Dorothy Adair adored by the many people she met in Chemainus in two short years

Man arrested for allegedly pushing unsuspecting seniors, jumping on cars at Parksville mall

Cops arrest man after ‘aggressive incident’ at Wembley Mall in Parksville

B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’ charged with sex assault of teenage boys

The man, 75, is accused of assaulting teenage boys he met through Coquitlam-area churches

B.C.’s potential deficit $12.5 billion as spending spikes, taxes drop

Finance Minister Carole James gives COVID-19 outlook

Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

Of those surveyed, 78 per cent said they were worried about the size of the deficit

Most Read