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We are happy to announce our first Jazz Vespers after a pause of several months. It will be livestreamed on September 19, 2021 at 4:00pm, featuring the incredibly talented jazz duo Campbell Ryga, saxophone, and Chris Sigerson, piano. Rev. Ryan Tristin Chapman will offer prayers, readings and meditations. The service will be live-streamed on YouTube.

Link to Jazz Vespers, September 19, 2021 - 4pm

You will feel refreshed and relaxed, uplifted, inspired, and ready to start a new week in this strange and uneasy time of the pandemic.

We invite you to give your voluntary offering online at: Please INCLUDE YOUR NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS so that you can receive a Tax Receipt for your donation. Thank you for your generosity in supporting our LiveStream worship and other UCoL Ministries and Mission.

If you missed any of our live-streamed worship, you can watch a recording on the church website in the Online Services section.

Campbell Ryga

Campbell Ryga was born in 1961 in Edmonton as the eldest son of the internationally renowned Canadian author and playwright George Ryga. Campbell was raised in Summerland until he moved to Vancouver to pursue private and post-secondary study. 

Campbell Ryga received the Jazz Report Magazine Award of Canada's Alto Saxophonist of the Year 2000.  He has received three Juno Awards, with two additional nominations, a Grammy nomination, and he appeared on Michael Buble's recording Crazy Love, which received a Grammy Award in 2010.  Campbell Ryga's recordings have twice received the 'Western Canadian Music Award' in the Jazz category. 

Ryga is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Hugh Fraser Quintet, an All-Star Award-winning Canadian Jazz Quintet.

Chris Sigerson

Chris Sigerson, pianist and educator, has been active on the Vancouver music scene since the 1980’s playing a wide variety of gigs with many great musicians, both locally and abroad. Jazz standards and improvised music continue to balance his performance material, but Chris also enjoys other styles and genres.

Chris has been featured on several CBC broadcasts over the years and continues to work on projects in the recording studio. He teaches jazz piano at Capilano College and has produced a series of piano books. These arrangements introduce harmonies and voicings in the language of jazz and are designed to be accessible to the novice jazz pianist. They demonstrate a simple approach to complex harmonies.

Chris has been fortunate to work with many great musicians over the years, and at the top of that list is his dear friend, Campbell Ryga.