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Jazz at Peace happens on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm. It’s Interfaith Celebration with the finest jazz musicians in the Bay Area playing their hearts out and into yours. Our Jazz season begins in October and goes through June before taking a brief summer hiatus.
Jazz at Peace is a direct descendant of the famous Jazz Vespers in New York City. Rising from its earthly origins, jazz took a turn for the divine over 45 years ago. That’s when the late Rev. John Gensel started an evening service for musicians in his flock who couldn’t make it to Sunday morning worship after Saturday night gigs. Because musicians are always creating spiritual work he invited them to perform a worship service which would be “by and for jazz musicians – and the public is invited”.