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October Hot House Jazz Cover Feature Jimmy Greene Performs at Emmanuel Baptist Church Jazz Vespers
Emmanuel Baptist Church is preparing for one of its most moving and melodic Jazz Vespers yet featuring The Jimmy Greene Quartet. It will take place at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Avenue, in Brooklyn, New York, on October 27, 2013 at 3PM.
The recurrent theme of the Jazz Vespers is: “Experience the Presence of God Through the Sounds of Jazz.” This upcoming Jazz Vespers features the Jimmy Greene Quartet consisting of saxophonist extraordinaire, composer, bandleader and educator Jimmy Greene (Saxophone), Anthony Wonsey (Piano), Dezron Douglas (Bass), and Otis Brown III (Drums). Recently featured on the cover of the Hot House Jazz October 2013 issue, Jimmy Greene is well-known for his powerful and lively performances both domestically, and internationally.
Currently in its second year, the Jazz Vespers series has built a following of jazz lovers around New York City and Brooklyn, and continues to secure well-respected jazz musicians that bring an unmistakable feeling of celebration for God and the jazz art form. At each Vespers, the unexpected is bound to happen from impromptu performances with other artists sitting in the audience to those moved by the spirit dancing in the aisles. With artists expressing themselves both through passionate singing and instrumentation, everyone leaves uplifted, fulfilled, and eagerly awaiting the next Vespers.
“This is an outstanding opportunity for everyone from our New York City community to worship in a relaxed setting and find God in the spacious freedom of jazz music. It is a musical tradition that gives us a voice to the hopes, dreams, frustrations and pain that expresses the human experience. Simply put, Jazz is the musical incense that collects and carries the prayers of a people,”stated Reverend Anthony L. Trufant, Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Emmanuel Baptist Church’s Jazz Vespers performances are typically held on every 5th Sunday, with special editions added occasionally. For more information on Emmanuel Baptist Church Jazz Vespers and to register, go to http://www.ebcconnects.com/
For more information about Jazz Vespers, call (718) 622-1107 or (347) 460-8179.