Emmanuel Baptist Church Jazz Vespers Celebrates Women’s History Month March 1st


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On March 1st, Emmanuel Baptist Church Jazz Vespers will kick off Women’s History Month with a special performance by vocal powerhouse Vivian Sessoms. It will take place at its namesake, the historic Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 279 Lafayette Avenue, in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Vivian will perform a medley of pieces, including selections that will honor female jazz performers who have been iconic in the genre, in celebration of Women’s History Month. Emmanuel Baptist Church Jazz Vespers is proud to feature Vivian Sessoms in its tradition of presenting an eclectic mix of jazz performers that resonate and connect with its audience, through a variety of musical styles.

Not only is Vivian a successful and show-stopping solo artist, she has also been a featured vocalist, writer, and producer for several artists, including Harold Mabern (legendary jazz pianist), Lalah Hathaway, Chris Botti (jazz trumpeter), Eric Benet, Will Downing, and Amel Larrieux. Vivian has performed in the U.S. and internationally as a headliner or special guest, and has also appeared at a number of venues including Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY), The Blue Note (NY), and the Red Cross Gala (At the request of the Prince of Monaco).

The recurrent theme of the Jazz Vespers is: “Experience the Presence of God Through the Sounds of Jazz.” Currently in its third 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. As a former attendee proclaimed, “I enjoy and look forward to Jazz Vespers! It is an amazing, spiritual, and, musical mixture. Praise God for Jazz!”

Emmanuel Baptist Church is located at 279 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

For more information on the Jazz Vespers, visit our website or call (718) 622-1107.

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