Saint Peter’s Church, in partnership with the Midtown Arts Common, hosts a jazz concert for the midtown community weekly on Wednesday’s at 1:00 P.M. A nominal donation to cover presentation costs is requested at the door.
Held in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter’s Church, these popular midday concerts feature well-regarded artists. The programming is overseen by jazz pianist Ronny Whyte.
The late Edmund Anderson created Midtown Jazz at Midday in partnership with Saint Peter’s Church and the Midtown Arts Common to provide opportunities for the community of midtown Manhattan to hear good jazz music over the typical business lunch hour. The program has run continuously since it’s founding in 1982.
A personal friend of Duke Ellington, Anderson was a music lover who wrote lyrics for Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, and helped produce Duke’s Black, Brown and Beige concert at Carnegie Hall. Prior to his death in 2002, Anderson was beloved to and highly active in the jazz ministry at Saint Peter’s Church.