Jazz Vespers Returns
Jazz Vespers returns to Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street, Pittsfield, Mass., on Thursday, September 4, at 6 p.m. This event marks the start of the third season of Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran. Vespers is the name of an evening service, which specifically includes prayers for the close of the day, that has been observed in the Christian tradition for at least the last 15 centuries. Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church incorporates modern elements of jazz, blues, and gospel into this historic tradition, from the song arrangements, to the harmonies, to the instrumentation.
The Jazz Vespers ensemble includes Andy Wrba, bass; Bill Chapman, drums; Marisa Massery, vocals; Katharine Wiencke, flute; with guest pianists and guests appearances by other local musicians. Jazz Vespers and its musicians have been featured in the Berkshire Eagle, the Berkshire Beacon, Berkshire Magazine, and other local news sources. There is never an admission fee or cover charge to attend.