The Jazz Vespers series at Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church began in 2002, inspired by a Pebble Hill program the previous year, Faith in a New Key, led by Jazz pianist and Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Bill Carter and his Presbybop Quartet.
Forming a creative partnership CNY Jazz Arts Foundation and Pebble Hill Presbyterian have been offering jazz vespers in conjunction with the Christian festivals of All Saints, Epiphany and Pentecost. Beginning in 2016, we have also offered a Blues Vespers during the season of Lent.
These informal events are open to everyone of all faiths. Jazz selections will be drawn from secular and sacred sources, with inspirational readings and homily.