Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dec 20: Jeff Johnson, First Baptist Advent Candlelight Service

I met Jeff Johnson at Schloss Mittersill half a decade ago, in Austria. His recent recording with Phil Keaggy is getting some press. Jeff'll be up to do the First Baptist Advent Candlelight service...

Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning with Wendy Goodwin
Dec. 20, 2009
First Baptist Church
969 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y1, Canada
(604) 683-8441
Tickets admission is free
Time 7:00 PM

“…their sense of melodic invention flows like a Celtic breeze.”
– Billboard Magazine

The American/Irish duo’s music has become a mainstay in the Contemporary Celtic music genre with acclaimed releases such as Byzantium, The Bard & The Warrior, Patrick, A Quiet Knowing and Benediction. Their songs have been featured on many best selling contemporary instrumental compilations including those released by Windham Hill (Adagio, Celtic Christmas, Winter Solstice, Carols of Christmas) and Hearts of Space (Celtic Twilight). They have also had music featured in films such as Martin Scorcese’s Gangs of New York and accompanying the classic children’s book, The Tale Of Three Trees.

Many of the songs from the duo’s popular Christmas recordings, A Quiet Knowing Christmas and Stars In The Morning East - A Christmas Meditation will be performed in this concert along with music from Brian and Jeff’s latest recording, King Raven Vols. 1 - 3, based on the best-selling novels by Stephen R. Lawhead.

Johnson’s recent solo efforts include, Journey Prayers, Vespers and Standing Still which reflect his work with Selah, a contemplative worship service he presents in many churches. He has also just released Frio Suite with guitarist, Phil Keaggy. He lives on Camano Island, Washington with his wife, Susie.

Dunning’s latest solo recording is Puck Fair’s Forgotten Carnival. He is a former member of the band, Nightnoise (Shadow Of Time, Something Of Time) and lives in County Kildare with his wife, Fiona and three sons, Gordon, Jack & Julian.

Violinist Wendy Goodwin is distinguishing herself as a versatile and creative presence in the Pacific Northwest and beyond through unique violin stylings joining classical, jazz and Americana. With stints in NYC and Nashville, Wendy has established herself as a popular session player and guest performer with artists ranging from Jeff Johnson and Michael Allen Harrison to Michelle Tumes and Miss America 2002 Katie Harman. In addition to freelance performances, Wendy is a small business owner, the founder of Effesenden Music, providing customized music ensembles and musical arrangements for weddings, events, recording sessions, and benefit concerts. Goodwin has released three recordings of her own. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Andy, and daughter, Vienna.

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