THE GOOD FRIDAY BLUES Service is truly community event that uses music, the spoken word, and scripture to reflect on the journey of the spirit. It incorporates the Blues as a musical concept for experiencing the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus as found in the Gospel of St. John.
The Good Friday Blues concept originated as a collaborative effort between former Suffragan Bishop Cathy Roskam, and Jeannine Otis, Director of Music at Saint Marks Church, the Saint Marks Choir, and Cherette Smith, Dramaturg/co- Director.
The Production features : Special Guests Ms. Ann Duquesnay, Tony Award Winner for Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk, Larry Marshall Tony Nominee, Ana Hernandez, and Linda Thompson; The Rev Winnie Varghese, Richard Witt, Nell Gibson, and Amelia Anderson speakers.
The Good Friday Blues Band; Stanley Banks, Bass, Bernice Brooks, Drummer, Jimmie Ponzi, Guitar, Ayodele Maakeru, string instruments,Rick Ulfick, Keyboards, Art Baron, Trombone, Stanton Davis, Trumpet, Jim Ferruiolo, Saxophone, Arturo Vera, Guitar;robert Milnes, and Anthony Donovan Harmonica.Actors Tyrone Aiken, Brockton Pierce, Vinie Burrows, Larry Marshall, Herb Downer, Benji Dunn as well as the renowned Saint Marks Choir.