Jazz Vespers in the Valley with Linda Szentes & Jazz Links

Date(s) - November 19, 2023
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Northwood United Church

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Jazz Vespers in the Valley starts on select Sundays each month at 3:30pm.

Typically, our services last for an hour, and in typical Northwood fashion, we offer a time of conversation over homebaked goods prior to Vespers.

The service provides a time where jazz meets the Spirit in a time of reflection and prayer. The suggested donation is $10, or pay-what-you can.

​Linda Szentes and Jazzlinks is a jazz combo made up of friends who are also accomplished, improvising musicians. Linda’s core rhythm section includes Michael Toth, guitar, Johan Worst, bass, and Zoltan Kollar, drums.

Linda is an accomplished and versatile singer in many genres who has loved and listened to jazz throughout her life; she started studying in earnest with Bob Murphy, the great Canadian jazz pianist, in 2013. Linda is a musician and a singer: combined with her lyrical, flexible voice and consistent swing feel, she is a natural improviser.

This group is distinctive for two reasons: it successfully interprets a wide repertoire – vocal and instrumental jazz hits from the 20’s/30’s to the 70’s –   and a diversity of styles within the jazz genre: classic jazz standards,  blues-inflected jazz, latin/bossa, bop, and 70’s funk. Jazzlinks also has a distinctive sound which comes from working with the same personnel consistently; warm and blues-oriented with an infectious swing feel and melodic improvising.

Here is a link to the group’s website. Give them a listen and you will be as excited as we are to hear them!



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