Penticton’s jazz sextet, Offramp, will headline the first Jazz Vespers of the season, on Sept. 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Penticton.
Offramp was formed in 2010 with members from Penticton and Summerland and include Justin Glibbery (leader/piano), Aidan Mayes (vocals), Larry Crawford (woodwinds), Stan Sabourin (saxophone), Stefan Bienz (bass) and Mike Treadway (drums).
The sextet bridges generations together for the love of good music. The members perform a variety of the best of the swing era and everything in between including Duke Ellington and Count Basie, Latin grooves, a bit of boogie, ballads, and few small surprises along the way.
Jazz Vespers is a musical service of celebration and meditation embedded in jazz.
The roots of Jazz Vespers go back to the days of Duke Ellington, Dave Brubec, Wynton Marsalis and Pat Metheny and to the unique music that came out of the African churches of the deep south.
Jazz Vespers is held on the third Sunday of each month, except for the summer, 4:30 p.m. St Saviour’s Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Ave., Penticton.