|September 26, 2012To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
|The Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s Churchannounces
Jerry Dodgion, Jon Faddis,
Rufus Reid and Kenny Werner
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Over 80 Musicians Performing
Sunday, October 7
Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington
|New York, NY — On this, 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, including: Jon Faddis; Jerry Dodgion; Rufus Reid; Kenny Werner; Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: Nick Marchione / Tanya Darby, Joe Magnarelli / Scott Wendholt / John Mosca / Luis Bonilla / Jason Jackson / Douglas Purviance / Dick Oatts / Billy Drewes / Walt Weiskopf / Ralph LaLama / Gary Smulyan / Michael Weiss / Andy Watson and David Wong; Arturo O’Farrill / Zack O’Farrill; Harlem Blues and Jazz Band: Ruth Brisbane / Art Baron / Michael ”Max” Fleming/ Joey Morant / Reynold “Zek” Mullins / Fred Staton / Jackie Williams and Bill Wurtzel; TAJA: T.K. Blue / James Weidman / James Cammack and Alvin Atkinson / Dee Daniels / Sarah McLawler and Les Jazz Femmes: Sarah McLawler / Carol Sudhalter /Melissa Slocum, Bernice Brooks / Annette A. Aguilar; BerlinVokal (choir): Michael Betzner-Brandt / Monika Stienecker / Daniela Ulsamer, Doortje Muller / Kirsten Peters / Elvira Maisch-Vogts / Beatrix Kirsch / Bettina Pauck / Katja Evers / Astrid Franz / Sabine Metzner / Jurgen Fuerhoff / George Gillert / Karsten Lohan / Ulrich Osterland and Andreas Hannay; Keisha St. Joan / Bertha Hope / Gene Bertoncini / Sara Caswell /David Demsey / Michael Webster / Ingrid Jensen / Chris Dingman / Jesse Lewis / Ike Sturm / Jared Schonig / Tim Keiper / Kaoru Watanable / Mat Kilmer; Streetbeat: Jason Wiseman / Jeff Fairbanks / James Rogers and Vin Scialla; Ken Simon / Yoichi Uzecki / Jonah Jonathan / Ken Crutchfield / Carol Morgan / Alexis Cole; Sabor de Tres: Eiko / Richie Robles / Paul Rivera and Cindy Bobe; Pat Foster / Elaine Zammett. 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 Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (VJO,) 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: This is the band in which every student musician dreams of playing, the band that virtually every college jazz orchestra tries to sound like. Nearly every band of the last 40 years is an unabashed spin-off of the VJO, and at least one club in every major metropolitan area has a “Monday night band” that follows the VJO business model. Indeed, it’s a safe bet that a majority of all the big bands in the world right now emulate the VJO.” Will Friedwald – New York Sun
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. Our pastors include Amandus Derr, Jared Stahler, Kaji Spellman, Bill Eschen, and Jazz Pastor Emeritus Dale Lind. Ike Sturm, bassist, is our Director of Music for the Jazz Ministry. The Jazz Ministry thrives today with many events and programs such as All Nite Soul, Prez Fest, Jazz on the Plaza, Seminars for Musicians, Midtown Jazz at Midday, memorials, tributes, concerts, and others yet to be developed, to serve the jazz community.
“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
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