Monthly archive - April 2012

Fri. NOV. 16 in Bremerton 7pm @ALFC

Fri. NOV. 16 in Bremerton 7pm @ALFC

Featured Artist: Dave Carson
Location: Abundant Life Foursquare Church (FUNDRAISER)
5610 Kitsap Way (access is off Crawford Drive) Bremerton, WA
Time: 7pm-9:30pm
Tickets: $20 General

Don’t miss Jazz Canvas: Holiday Edition!  Jazz Canvas is an exploration of sound and color, featuring live music and an interpretive painter on stage.  Our evening will include incredible live music and live painting, lighting effects, and collaboration with the Abundant Life Foursquare team as we begin celebrating the holidays together.  We are excited to share this inspiring synthesis of art and music.

This is a fundraising event.  All income from ticket sales along with the proceeds from the painting raffle will go to benefit Santa’s Cause and  ALFC’s benevolence fund to help families who are facing significant life issues.  Please join us and invite your friends; it will be a night to remember supporting an awesome cause!

So What’s the Cause

The holidays, a season traditionally leading up to Christmas, is a time of celebration, of sharing good food and gifts with loved ones.  Many families in our community have barely enough to buy everyday necessities, sometimes choosing between their next meal or receiving medical attention, and very little left over for gifts or a special meal.  For some in our local Kitsap region, life presents just such difficult choices.  Santa’s Cause, a ministry of ALFC, is hoping to help 150 or more families this year.  We strive to provide each child a least one or more age-appropriate gifts, and each adult who is part of the immediate family, also receives a gift.  To the best of our ability, we also provide a $50 food card to help purchase items needed for a holiday/Christmas dinner.  Loss of reliable meals and shelter is a genuine concern with our neighbors. Please join us as we come together to help struggling families in need.


November 16th, 7pm – 9:30pm

Abundant Life Foursquare Church

5610 Kitsap Way (access is off Crawford Drive)

Bremerton, WA


Tickets can be purchased online at: (click on the Jazz Canvas banner)



Sat. OCT. 20 – in Kingston 7pm

Sat. OCT. 20 – in Kingston 7pm

Featured Artist: Jackson Rice
Location: Bayside Community Church
Time: 7pm-9pm
Tickets. $20.

We are so excited to bring amazing musician/composer Jackson Rice (and friends) to Jazz Canvas! Working for nearly 20 years behind the scenes he has recorded, mastered, produced or performed on over 2000 recordings. Now a major artist in his own right, performing worldwide, selling his first solo CD release “The Firefly”, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in contemporary jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. With “The Firefly” he has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative trumpet players of the contemporary music world. says this:

This is an outstanding album of trumpet-driven Smooth Jazz from an amazingly talented and creative composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer from the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Jackson Rice. The best way to describe Jackson Rice’s music is, “Fourplay meets Chris Botti,” - Scott O’Brien

The Smooth Jazz Ride 2012 says this:

It has a sweet, refined feel to it combined with just enough thump and bump for the moderate funk rhythms we jazzers so love in our music. This album has balance and integrity as a contemporary jazz undertaking. Rice is clear on where he wanted to take this work, and the journey is truly a very pleasant one. – Ronald Jackson

Jackson also brings some heavyweights in from the jazz/contemporary music world. On keyboards, Mr. Kelly Carpenter, an amazing solo jazz/contemporary artist in his own right (he has also been known for his original song, “Draw Me Close”). On Guitar, Mark Wilson, first call Seattle musician well-versed in jazz, smooth jazz and contemporary music.

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