Jazz Vespers: every first Thursday (except July) at 6pm; pizza at 5:30

Vespers is the name of an evening service, including specific prayers for the end of the day, that has been observed for at least the last 15 centuries.

Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church incorporates elements of jazz, blues, and gospel into this historic tradition, including the song arrangements, the harmonies, and the instrumentation. Our ensemble comprises Marisa Massery, vocals; Andy Wrba, bass; Sturgis Cunningham, drums; Katharine Wiencke, flute; and Ben Kohn, piano.

Jazz Vespers exists because Thursday is a lot different than Sunday. Perhaps you’ve had a long day at work, and you need a chance to be still. Perhaps you’ve had a long week, and you’re not sure how you’re going to make it through another day. Perhaps you still have more work to do by day’s end, but you need a few quiet moments to yourself. Jazz Vespers is a place to unwind: a place to be spiritual without being religious if one chooses, to be present without participation if desired, and to be anonymous if that’s what is needed.

There is no cost to attend Jazz Vespers. We don’t ask you to purchase a ticket, pay a cover charge, spend money on food or alcohol, or leave your kids at home. You are welcome here.

Find out more

Jazz VespersWatch our Jazz Vespers intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU5XPTlMQx0

Check out our Jazz Vespers photo album on Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjVYktpp