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 Jazz Vespers ResidenciesWe are exploring a new approach to our programming at Jazz Vespers in the 2017-18 Arts Season at Saint Peterâ€™s. Each month we will feature one (or more) artists-in-residence, who are designing a multi-date program featuring their own guest artists.
About This ResidencyOur second artist-in-residence is singer Alexis
Cole, who leads different groups on November 12, 19 and 26.
Alexis Cole is an American jazz singer who has recorded for MotĂ©ma, Chesky and Venus with musicians like Fred Hersch and Matt Wilson. Alexis specializes in playing Great American Standards with exciting small groups. Each Sunday she presents different guest artists.
Chris Rogers, trumpet
Scott Arcangel, piano
Dean Johnson, bass
Joe Spinelli, drums
with Catherine Russell, song leader
Mark Peterson, bass
Todd Isler, drums
Kris Allen, saxophone
Jen Allen, piano
Ike Sturm, bass
Jared Schonig, drums