“Jazz at Emmanuel — where the spirited and the spiritual join together in a new kind of celebration!”
Jazz Vespers incorporates a series of finger-snapping jazz meditations and stirring poetic or interpretive readings that celebrate who we are as beloved human beings before a benevolent and wondrous creator. A scriptural message and passing of the peace round out the celebration of the theme of the day. This not-to-be-missed, unique worship experience is one everyone will want to see and hear for themselves.
Directed by Dr. James Johnson Jr. of the Afro-American Music Institute on piano, the Jazz ensemble includes bassist David Pellow of CMU’s Jazz Studies Dept., Lou Schreiber on reeds, James Johnson III on drums, and Pam Johnson on vocals, as well as occasional guest musicians.
Always the 2nd Sunday at 5:00 pm, September through May
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