St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church will host its 22nd Annual Jazz Service this Sunday, Feb. 7. The service, led by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, begins at 9 a.m. at the church, located at 7100 St. Charles Ave. The worship service is free and open to all, and a king cake reception will follow.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which shares worship space with St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church, will join in presenting the Jazz Service.
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St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church presents its 22nd annual Jazz Service, an Uptown Mardi Gras tradition led by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, at 9 am on Sunday, February 7. All are invited to the worship service and the king cake reception to follow at the church, 7100 St. Charles Ave. at Broadway. This is a free, community event.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which shares worship space with St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church, joins in presenting the Jazz Service for a fourth year.
Dr. White, renowned New Orleans clarinetist, and the Original Liberty Jazz Band have led the Jazz Service since it began in 1994. The Jazz Service always packs the church on the Sunday before Fat Tuesday as it presents a festival of hymns and spirituals in the New Orleans jazz style.
Dr. White, a jazz clarinetist, bandleader, composer, jazz historian and musical educator, has been described as a musician who displays the feel and spirit of the best New Orleans clarinetists. In 1981, he founded The Original Liberty Jazz Band with the express intent of preserving the musical heritage of New Orleans.
About St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church
Founded in 1898 and located at St. Charles Avenue and Broadway, St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church has a tradition of strong pastoral leadership, community engagement, music, and social activism. We aspire to honor God by asking questions, loving neighbors, seeking justice, and welcoming all. The Reverend Elizabeth Mangham Lott is Senior Pastor
About Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Redeemer Presbyterian Church is a newer worshipping community that exists to celebrate, in word and deed, the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our neighborhood and throughout the city. The Reverend Doctor Ray Cannata is Senior Pastor.