Oct 4, 2012
On the 42nd Anniversary of All Nite
Soul, the Jazz Ministry of Saint Peter’s Church — the Jazz Church —
is thrilled to announce that Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone), Jon
Faddis (trumpet), Rufus Reid (bass), and Kenny Werner (piano) will
be featured with the 16-piece Vanguard Jazz Orchestra in two sets
at the 7 PM concert on Sunday, October 7, 2012. The concert
will be preceded by Jazz Vespers at 5 PM with Fabian
Almazan with Strings Group and the 15-member BerlinVokal choir.
Over 80 musicians will perform at the 7 PM concert that continues into the early hours of October 8, most notably the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, which has played at the Village Vanguard (New York City) nearly every Monday since 1966 is the most influential jazz big band of the contemporary era. Supporting musicians will include Jon Faddis; Jerry Dodgion; Rufus Reid; Kenny Werner; Gary Smulyan ; Arturo O’Farrill; Gene Bertoncini; Ingrid Jensen and more. David Demsey and Dee Daniels are the concert emcees.
The Legend Wall, an “exhibit wall” in Saint Peter’s Living Room, will tell the story of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra from its inception to its current day activities with memorabilia, including photographs organized by photo archivist Tad Hershorn of Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies. The exhibit will also feature memorabilia from the Thad Jones archives at William Paterson University provided by archivist David Demsey.
The Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s Church is a home for diverse individuals and communities which celebrates the dignity and vitality of Jazz, provides vibrant liturgy and pastoral care, and through intersecting partnerships, offers jazz programs, education and services. An outreach program of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in New York City, The Jazz Ministry was founded in 1965 by the late Reverend John Garcia Gensel who created Jazz Vespers, a worship service featuring a wide range of jazz musicians that is held each Sunday at 5:00 PM.
“All Nite Soul 2012 – Honoring The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra” takes place on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street), NYC, 212 935 2200. “E” train to Lexington Avenue or “#6” to 51st Street 5:00 PM: Jazz Vespers Free Will Offering; 7:00 PM: All Nite Soul Concert — $25 Suggested Ticket Donation — in advance at www.saintpeters.org/events or at the door. Check out the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra exhibit and The Hungry Souls Café!