Welcome the the 2019 Jazz Vespers Website !

  A great place to hear all kinds of terrific jazz!
The Return of Barry Miles
to Jazz Vespers!


 The 2019 Cape May Jazz Vespers Series is pleased and honored to welcome back a world-class musician to the Jazz Vespers,


The Inimitable Barry Miles !



Sunday, June 16th, at 8pm.


The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May


PLEASE NOTE : Vespers will be at 8pm June-August

on the

Third Sunday of the month !



Who :    BARRY MILES !! lol

A favorite of South Jersey audiences, started his music career early, joining the Musicians Union when he was nine and recording his first album of original compositions at age fourteen. Since then he has been a leading figure on the jazz scene, having released numerous recordings on major labels as a leader, including the recently re-released “White Heat” and “Scatbird” on Mainstream, and “SkyTrain” on RCA. Early in his career he had the opportunity to perform with many jazz greats such as Woody Herman, Cannonball Adderley, Lester Young, Billie  Holiday, Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton, Coleman Hawkins, and John Coltrane. Members of his ensembles have included Woody Shaw, Eddie Gomez, Richard Davis, Ron Carter, Al DiMeola,  Pat Martino, John  Abercrombie, and Lew Tabackin. Barry was musical director for Roberta Flack for 15 years and performed, produced, and arranged on a number of her albums including the soundtrack for the Richard Pryor movie, "Bustin' Loose", "Songs From the Neighborhood", which won the 2006 Grammy for best children's album, and her recent album of Beatles songs for Sony/ATV. Prior to composing music for several hundred national and international TV and radio commercials, along with numerous Miramax movie trailers, and playing in the studio on hundreds of pop, R&B, and jazz recordings, including Gladys Knight’s “Midnight Train To Georgia”, Barry was a leader in the early development of Jazz Fusion. He also produced and arranged the 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaiian equivalent of the Grammys) "Jazz Album Of The Year", and has just released a solo piano album, "Home And Away – Volume One".


 Joining Barry will be Uber-Bassist Andy Lalasis and Noted Nuclear Physicist and Funky Percussionist Bob Shomo !

 

                                      

A $10 minimum donation is requested... Totally Worth It.

The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St

in downtown Cape May at the corner of Hughes and Decatur.

Limited free parking is available in our parking lot. Wheelchair Accessible

For driving directions visit the link above and come early for a good seat !