Event: JAZZ VESPERS
Date: July 30, 2022
Venue: Hope United Church
Start time: 5:00 PM
End time: 6:00 PM
MUSIC RETURNS TO HOPE ON THE DANFORTH THIS SUMMER
On Saturday, July 30 at 5 pm a JAZZ VESPERS concert will be presented by Toronto-based saxophonist Chris Gale with his group Hector, featuring Ted Quilan (guitar), Jeff McLeod (Hammond B3 organ) and Chris Wallace (drums). They recently released “Uncharted”
Chris is a Toronto-based composer, and educator whose driving style and rich tone can be heard on hundreds of recordings. Chris has performed with Colin James, Michael Kaeshammer, Blue Rodeo, Jeff Healy, Arkells, Ron Sexsmith, Brandi Disterheft, Johnny Reid, The Powder Blues Band and more. Gale is also a long standing member of The Worst Pop Band Ever and Gordon Mowat’s Skeleton Crew.
His critical acclaim includes:
“I’ll quite happily go out of my way to hear Chris Gale, a tenor saxophonist – among Toronto’s finest – who has matched an impressively sure, though not showy command of the instrument to a strong sense of its older and newer traditions in the service of a distinctive style that is timelessly melodic yet distinctively modern.” ~Mark Miller, critic/author – jazz history and biography
The concert will be in the acoustically superb Sanctuary of Hope United Church at Danforth & Main.
It is a free-will offering in support of the church, with financial support from an United Church Fresh Expressions grant.
Contact: Hope on the Danforth, 2550 Danforth Avenue, 416-691-9682, HopeUnitedChurch@gmail.com