In This Issue ~
The Coltrane Test
by Charlie Peacock...
is so much to learn about a musical life in Christ.
Don't be discouraged if you are not on the same
planet as John Coltrane, few musicians are. Still,
have eyes to see and ears to hear. And be inspired.
When you are laid to rest may it be said of you that
a Love Supreme drove your every thought and deed."
God, Church, And
All That Jazz...
a spiritual movement, it gets the adrenalin rushing
when we play it. Gospel music is an
adrenalin-raising type music anyway, with its
shouts, its counter-rhythms, it is an emotional
music, and jazz people like that. Jazz touches a
card, a deeper card, where people are moved into
responding to the music... It is about spontaneity
but that is still in harmony with the rest, and
inviting people to talk about their salvation, to
talk about their journey, to talk about their
struggles, to talk about their agony, jazz does
that". Read more
Artists Doing Benefit Concerts for Katrina/Rita
Jazz Pianist Pat
director for a Katrina benefit concert in Nashville,
TN called "Gospel Angels", featuring a host of CCM
and Gospel artists. Pat is also giving all the
proceeds from his CD, "True North" to the Red Cross
for the Katrina victims.
And The 911 Mambo Orchestra
recently played a benefit concert
Oct. 6 for the Katrina/Rita Hurricane victims in
Chicago. Proceeds are being sent to the Easter Seals
Gulf Coast Relief Disaster Fund. Location:
Jazz Pianist Paul
founder of the organization, "NOAHleans"
that is specifically set up to help musicians
affected by the Katrina/Rita disasters! Part of
Noah's mission is to find employment for musicians
from the stricken area and to assist them and their
families with relocating. Visit
here for more info
or call (713) 805-9118
Network member Saxophonist Gary Hallquist
and his family live in New Orleans and had to
evacuate. They escaped with only their lives and a
few belongings! They are now going back to see if
anything is left! Please pray for Gary and family at
this most difficult and trying time! If you want to
contact him here is the info:
c/o Aubrey Edwards
1277 Branchwater Lane
Birmingham, AL 35216
Jazz Artists Compilation CD!
Hymns, & Spiritual Songs"
Compilation Now Available!
Network compilation CD featuring members playing
Psalms, Hymns, and spiritual songs. 14 great
recordings by top Christian Jazz Artists served up in a wide variety of
Jazz flavors! To
hear audio samples or to purchase
Jazz Artists Hymn Compilation CD!
chance to get one of the best collections of
Christian Jazz Hymns you will find anywhere! This
popular collection continues to "jazz" listeners
Network compilation CD featuring members playing
Jazz arrangements of Hymns! 16 great renditions of
Hymns served up in a wide variety of flavors! To
hear audio excerpts or to purchase this CD visit
has a brand new Bass instruction DVD, "The
Walking Bass Line Module System". The instruction
takes the "mystery" out of learning to play walking
bass lines by breaking it down into small "bite
size" chunks that anyone can "digest!" For more info
Pianist/composer Chuck Marohnic
continues his series of resources for, "Jazz In The
Sanctuary" with a new Play-along CD with book
of arrangements written in concert key, and also for
Bb and Eb instruments. It's ideal for singers and
instrumentalists that don't have access to
professional level jazz accompaniment. There are 9
selections, all familiar church hymns, and 18
tracks. 9 tracks have piano, bass and drums
accompaniment and 9 are minus the piano, designed
for keyboard and guitar players. This product is now
available immediately at
recently held another "Jazz, Jeans, and Jesus"
concert featuring a
wide variety of jazz, both instrumental and vocal.
Besides a hot horn and rhythm section, the Fresh
Fire Vocal ensemble and CJA Network member
Saxophonist Larry Cangelosi both provided great work! Look for charts
for many of the songs used for this concert
Jazz Pianist/Vocalist Peggy Duquesnel
recently performed a concert with her jazz quartet
at Saddleback College. She and quartet performed
several original compositions in an intimate concert
The Vacaville Jazz Society
recently held their 3rd annual Gospel Jazz
Sunday - "Freedom's Gate" which starts at Saint
Mary's Church with "Jazz Mass" at 10:30 A.M.
(performances by Bill Bachmann & the American
Heritage Band. The Saint Mary's Church Choir
featuring Tina Benedict also sang. The festival
continued in downtown Vacaville, Ca. with two
separate stages set up with a dozen Gospel choirs
and bands performing.
Jazz Concert featuring, " TO HOPE" A Celebration by
Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. The music was
composed in 1981 by Dave Brubeck. Featured
performers include the Matt Michaels Trio, jazz
saxophonist Chris Collins, the Archdiocesan Chorus
and orchestra and the Wayne State University Concert
Chorale, under the direction of Norah Duncan IV.Tickets:
$20.00, $30.00 at the door.
This concert will be held in Detroit, MI 48202.
Tickets may be ordered by visiting:
1-800-595-4TIX (4849). For additional information,
call 313-865-6300, ext. 227 or 248-763-8416
Gigs for Christian
Potential gigs for CJA Network
artists at Christian Night Clubs
in Boston (and they will be opening a second one in
Miami early next year.) The clubs have a Jazz feel
and they are spinning off a second club in Boston
that will be totally dedicated exclusively to
Christian Jazz. Check out their site at
can also contact:
Pastor Keith L. Odom
Christian Jazz musicians!
to play in a Christian big band
on a mission trip to the middle east with Camp
This is a mission trip ( you will have to raise your
own support/funds ) but it will be a once in a
lifetime experience that you won't want to miss out
As you may know, many
Middle Eastern countries are
closed to the gospel
of Christ! This
is an unprecedented opportunity to share
Christ through jazz music in a predominately Muslim
nation in the Middle East!!!
23-February 2, 2006 (Travel days are 1/23 and 2/2)
( Note: you
have to be able to read music/charts, ect.)
interested please contact Joanna Haddon at:
You can also call
Joanna at: 1.888.774.5622
will be held May 7-13 in
Bucharest, Romania and they are looking for groups
to play at the event. All the expenses for the
accommodation, meals, internal transportation,
promotion, posters, programs, concert halls and
technical equipment are covered by them. All you
need to do is cover your expenses to get there. For
more info contact Luigi Gageos.
Jeunesses Musicales Romania
C.P. 13 - 63, Bucharest 13
Tel: + 40 722 383 542
Fax: + 40 21 323 66 00
a web page with links to relevant articles about
Jazz in Church located
Christian Jazz Music Email Discussion Group!
started an e-mail discussion group about jazz,
spirituality, jazz in the sanctuary, and other
related topics. This discussion group is open to
anyone interested. Whether your a fan, jazz artist,
jazz educator, or jazz lover this discussion group
wants to hear your thoughts, opinions, and ideas!
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Jazz Worship Page is the place to get the very best
charts for your church band or Orchestra anywhere on
the Internet! Fresh new material to preview as well
as "jazzed up" Hymn arrangements are
Band ~ Ensembles ~ Praise Band
Cobb Music has complete Big Band Christian Jazz Charts
Ralph Carmichael, Chris McDonald, Jeff Anderson, Aaron
Weitkekamp, Camp Kirkland, and others! Many out of print
and impossible to find! And these charts are definitely
jazzed! More info
Of David Jazz Worship Songs & Charts
Network member Mark
has a great smooth-jazz flavored
"The Power Of Your Love" that you will
really love! Four of the songs on the CD have complete orchestrations available
(from Word Music) for those who wish to integrate more jazz into your worship services! There is also piano/instrumental books for all the songs on the CD.
To hear audio excerpts or to order
JAZZ HYMNAL BY CHUCK
provoking, yet highly singable jazz material for use
in the Sanctuary!
New From Chuck Marohnic
"Jazz In The Sanctuary" with a new Play-along
CD with book of arrangements written in concert key,
and also for Bb and Eb instruments. More info here:
Todd Billingsley has many excellent jazz flavored
arrangements for the worship band at
a New Song to the Lord!
printed collection of jazz arrangements of
congregational music from over a dozen prominent jazz
composers and arrangers! Check it out
all the great articles and interviews from
past newsletters for you to read!
in learning more about Jazz theory, technique, or
improvisation? Want to learn how to develop your ear
and transcribe music? Visit the Jazz Ed page for a
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"Jazz Yer Blues"
Keyboard Lessons are available
by David Arivett here!
Marohnic has a new instruction book,
"Improvising Made Easy For The Modern Church
Musician". More info
Resources for Organ & Sax!
you have a church organ and want to blend in some
jazz to a more traditional worship service check
out these excellent
God's life is like
wonderful, eternal music. God the Father creates this
exquisite symphony and pours it out into the universe
through the Son. Jesus of Nazareth is the
transcription of the music in a human life, a theme
played without distortion in his life, death and
resurrection. He is the original transcription of that
divine, eternal music into a form playable on finite,
human instruments. We hear that music transcribed in
him and we take it up ourselves, or we are taken up by
Living "in Christ" is like being "in the music." When
a musician really knows the music "by heart," the
musician can surrender in such a way that it is as
though the music plays the musician. You become one
with the music. You are the music while the music
lasts. The reality of the music takes you over, not in
a violent overthrow, but in the wonder and beauty of
being captured by the music in and through your own
action and dedication to it. When you get to that
place, there is an intimate relationship with the
music. You belong to the music and the music belongs
is our place with Christ. We stand with Christ caught
up in the eternal flow giving and receiving of love
that goes on before time,,,