Jazz at Peace happens on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm. It's Interfaith Celebration with the finest jazz musicians in the Bay Area playing their hearts out and into yours. Our Jazz season begins in October and goes through June before taking a brief summer hiatus.
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.
2010-2011 Calendar of Events
October 10 - John Calloway
October 31st - All Nite Soul*
November 14 - Marcus Shelby
December 12 - Inga Swearingen, Anton Schwartz
January 9 - Gerry Grosz
February 13 - Clairdee
March 13 - Paul Scheffert
April 10 - Pete Yellin
May 8 - Fred Randolph
June 12 - Mad and Eddie Duran