The recurrent theme of the Jazz Vespers is: “Experience the Presence of God Through the Sounds of Jazz”. This upcoming Jazz Vespers features the Camille Thurman Quartet consisting of the youthful yet highly regarded Camille Thurman (Saxophone, Flute, Vocals), Mimi Jones (Bass), Ralph Peterson (Drums) and Shamie Royston (Piano). They have performed at International Women in Jazz Festival, the Superjazz Ashdad Israel Jazz Festival, and numerous other festivals around the world.
Currently in its 2nd 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.
For more information about Jazz Vespers, call (718) 622-1107 or (917) 647-3765.