Each Sunday at 5:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz.
The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play.
As at every other liturgy of Saint Peter's Church, everyone is welcome.
About the musiciansNew York native Mimi Jones is a sidewoman to musicians like Frank Ocean and Dee Dee Bridgewater, as well as a leader with three CDs on her own label. Her husband, Luis Perdomo, has appeared on over two hundred records. He was a member of Ravi Coltrane's Quartet and is a founding member of the Miguel Zenon Quartet. Mimi and Luis bring an undeniable and uplifting chemistry to Jazz Vespers.