Jazz at Peace is a direct descendant of the famous Jazz Vespers in New York City. Rising from its earthly origins, jazz took a turn for the divine over 45 years ago. That’s when the late Rev. John Gensel started an evening service for musicians in his flock who couldn’t make it to Sunday morning worship after Saturday night gigs. Because musicians are always creating spiritual work he invited them to perform a worship service which would be “by and for jazz musicians – and the public is invited”.
Now thanks to the jazzspirit passion of catalyst Ed Klitsch, Jazz Vespers was transformed and birthed into Jazz at Peace on the West Coast. Steve Harms adds flair, perspective and thoughtfulness you will appreciate.
Come as you are. These phenomenal events are soulful, deep, cool, penetrating, hilarious and are guaranteed to lift your spirits! A reception always follows the gatherings.