St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church presents its 25th Annual Jazz Service, an Uptown Mardi Gras tradition led by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band.
All are invited to this one-of-a-kind worship service at 9 a.m. and the following king cake reception this Sunday, March 3, at the church, 7100 St. Charles Ave. at Broadway. This is a free community event.
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. For more information about the Jazz Service, visit scabc.org or call 504-861-9514.
About St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church
Founded in 1898 and located at St. Charles Avenue and Broadway, St. Charles Avenue 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 Pastor.