Duke Ellington referred to jazz as “the only unhampered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country.”
Ken Burns calls jazz an “utterly American art form” and a “profound intersection of freedom and creativity.”
St. Michael’s Jazz Evensong was born out of a desire to bring this freedom, creativity, and joy to people during the dark days of anxiety and isolation experienced through the COVID-19 pandemic.
These gatherings are a unique blend of exceptional jazz rooted in the context of Anglican meditation and prayer. They are held outside every Sunday afternoon on St. Michael’s lawn, offered free of charge to the community.