Jazz at Emmanuel

Jazz @ Emmanuel

“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, Tony De Paolis, Lou Schreiber on reeds, James Johnson III on drums, and Pamela Johnson on vocals, as well as occasional guest musicians.

**Note: David Pellow of CMU’s Jazz Studies Dept. was with Jazz @ Emmanuel as bassist for many years.  He has “retired” to take a position teaching.  God Speed, Dave!

Always the 2nd Sunday at 5:00 pm, September through May

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Jazz @ Emmanuel is supported in part by WRCT 88.3 FM and jazz enthusiasts like you.  Thank you.