Each Sunday at 5:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of 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 Peterâ€™s Church, everyone is welcome.
About the musician
Musician, teacher, and activist, Angeline Butler became active in the Civil Rights Movement in 1961. She is one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and worked with Dr. King until his murder in 1968. Angeline will bring the African American spiritual tradition to Jazz Vespers in this special celebration of the prophetic legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.