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by jmaloni
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 12:35 am

St. George's Pro-Cathedral Church, an Anglo-Catholic parish, will hold its first "Jazz Service" at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 with a service titled "Fusion: Encounters of Jazz and Spirit."

The church is located at 1910 Falls St.

The "Jazz Service" will build on a rich tradition of jazz music and worship. Some of the most recognizable names in jazz history, including Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck and Oscar Peterson, have written and performed sacred works.

The featured jazz artist is George Caldwell. He played with the Duke Ellington Orchestra for three years and the Count Basie Orchestra for seven years. He has also performed with many well-known jazz artists, such as Max Roach, George Benson, Bobby McFerrin, Frank Foster and Quincy Jones.

"The integration of the mind and spirit makes the best music for worship," said the Rev. Fr. Jimmy Rowe, vicar of St. George's. "Jazz contributes much to worship because it has a unique way of enabling the worshipper to love God as a whole person. Our 'Jazz Service' will serve as a continual reminder to the community of believers that, in the words of the letter of St. James, Christian freedom comes from 'looking intently into the perfect law that gives freedom.' "

All are welcome to attend. Rowe said the "Jazz Service" would be held from time to time based on community interest.

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