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: Gathering at the River
Scripture: Acts 16:9-15
Music: HANSON PLACE by Robert Lowry; “Down to the River to Pray” an American folk hymn; BLUE MOOD by Jackson Henry; VIETNAM by Dao Kim; TRES RIOS by O. I. Cricket Harrison; “Wade in the Water” an African American spiritual & “Down by the Riverside” traditional melody.
Musicians: Kevin Madill, piano; Matt Davich, woodwinds; and Ike Harris, bass