Each Sunday at 5:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz.
The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play.
As at every other liturgy of Saint Peter's Church, everyone is welcome.
About the musiciansT.K. Blue
Since 1980, T.K. Blue has been a member of Randy Westonâ€™s band and currently serves as its musical director. â€śIâ€™m indebted to him tremendously,â€ť Blue says of the pianist. Blue spent much of the 1980s living in Paris and continued performing with Weston, who was also a resident of France.
Since returning home to New York in 1990, Blue has continued performing and recording with his
own groups and with Weston and worked with such diverse artists as vocalists Jeffrey Smith, Bobby McFerrin (North Sea Jazz Festival), and Jimmy Scott; Pharoah Sanders and Dizzy Gillespie (Spirit of Our Ancestors recording); trombonist Benny Powell, poet Jayne Cortez, tap dancer Joseph Webb (Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk), Ghanaian drummer Yacub Addyâ€™s Odadaa, and Afro-Caribbean percussionist Norman Hedmanâ€™s Tropique, among numerous others.
T.K. Blue - Reeds
Zaccai Curtis - piano
George Coleman Jr - drums
Essiet Essiet - bass