Vespers & All That Jazz is a worship experience using words and music from a variety of sources to encounter the Sacred. We understand jazz to be a process of making music; music which shapes the service and helps us experience the interruptive Spirit of God in ourselves and others. The style is experiential. Open minds, open hearts, and open ears are essential. Justice, compassion, peace, and wonder are hoped-for responses.
Theme: Hear the Prophet, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Scripture: Psalm 36:5-10
Music: CWM RHONDDA by John Hughes; KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE by Robert Manuel Sr./ Hezekiah Brinson, Jr.; “Precious Lord” by Thomas Dorsey, after MAITLAN; ST. THOMAS by Aaron Williams; REPTON by Charles H.H. Parry; “Amen”, traditional after J. Hairston.
Musicians: Kevin Madill, piano; Matt Davich, woodwinds, John Ownby, bass