David Halliday and the Jazz Vespers Quartet

Brigham Larson Piano Gallery is excited to invite David Halliday and the Jazz Vaspers Quartet to our Piano Hall!

This will be a concert you do not want to miss!

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David Halliday is a first-call saxophonist in Salt Lake City and has opened for Diana Krall, B.B. King, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.  His performance credits include Ben Folds, Josh Groban, the Temptations, Doc Serverinsen, and the Utah Symphony.  He currently directs the jazz program at Westminster College, teaches private saxophone at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, and is an Associate Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at the University of Utah.  His original compositions appear on numerous television shows, films, and commercials in the U.S, as well as nineteen different countries around the world.


The Jazz Vespers Quartet

In 2011, the Jazz Vespers Quartet became the house band for Jazz Vespers, a concert series under the direction of Rev. Tom Goldsmith that has been running for 25 years on the eight Sundays before Christmas at the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City.  Led by co-musical directors David Halliday and Courtney Smith, the JVQ has performed jazz tributes to over twenty different artists including: the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, and Bob Dylan, featuring original arrangements by Halliday and Smith.  The JVQ’s energy, outstanding musicianship, and passionate, soulful performances ensure packed houses every Sunday night.  In summer of 2014, Gracie’s in downtown Salt Lake began featuring the JVQ as the house band of their Monday Night Jazz Jam.