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"God is an artist and the universe is God's work of art" - Thomas Aquinas

 

"Tain't no sin to step out of your skin and dance around in your bones!"

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The Christian Jazz Artists Network celebrates and promotes the diversity and infinite variety of jazz music! We believe that jazz is a gift from the Creator to be enjoyed and savored! The Creator loves diversity and so do we!  Jazz music, with its roots coming from spirituals, church, and the blues, has birthed a myriad of musical styles. Therefore we do not promote one style of jazz only. Neither do we discriminate on this basis either in any way. Instead, we celebrate and promote jazz in it's many forms, encouraging an open heart, open mind, and open attitude of acceptance and appreciation for the creativity and infinite musical ideas of others!

The Christian Jazz Artists Network is interdenominational, and acceptance of one another, regardless of what race we are, or what church we attend is of utmost importance. We also encourage acceptance of others who may not share our faith or theological persuasions.  Jesus taught all His followers to, "love your neighbor as yourself" and that includes accepting others as equals. After all God loves everyone and we are all created in His image - not just us Christians! We are exhorted in the Bible to "Accept one another as Christ has accepted you, to the glory of God". (Romans 15:7)

A Christian jazz artist is simply a Christian who plays, writes, arranges, and records jazz to the glory of God! Whether at a jazz worship service, in a church or concert setting, or even in a club or studio, a Christian jazz artist plays his/her music to the glory of God and delights in doing so! In this way, the Christian jazz artist can celebrate his/her musical gifts and offer them up with thanksgiving and joy, while sharing joy, jazz, and faith with others! Notice in the definition above it states that the Christian jazz artist plays his/her music to the glory of God. Moreover, the Bible says "Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (I Cor. 10:31).

Read article " What Is A Christian Jazz Artist Anyway?

Read Article "Jazz: Sinful Or Spiritual?"  

CJA Network Compilation CD's

Our latest Compilation features our network members in a wide variety of jazz flavors-outstanding writing, vocals, and instrumentals! Straight ahead, Latin Brazilian, Fusion/Funk and Contemporary. Jazz that packs a 'spiritual punch'!

Complete track list and audio excerpts here!

Available for purchase on:  i-Tunes, Amazon, and  CD Baby

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Compilation 1 features our network members playing great jazz arrangements of favorite hymns! This is a, "must have" recording and destined to become a classic..."one of the finest collection of jazz hymns ever compiled!!"  Covers a wide variety of jazz flavorings!

 

Complete track list and audio excerpts here! 

Only 13.99!     

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Our second compilation CD features our network artists... 14 great tracks featuring a wide variety of jazz flavorings!! Straight Ahead, Smooth, Swing, Funk, Latin, Contemporary and more!

Only 13.99!     

Complete track list and audio samples here!

Audio samples from our network artists are just a click away!  Choose from 100's of CD's to preview!

Hear CJA Network Artists Music Now!

A Music player will open up when you click on the link and you will be able to choose mp3 samples from all of our network artists

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“These children don’t need a cup, they need a cow.”- Dan West, Founder

Heifer has a vision and goal for our planet...ending hunger around  the entire world and saving the earth in the process! Can you envision a world without hunger? Heifer does and has a game plan to make it happen!

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The Christian Jazz Artists Network

Statement of purpose:

•  To provide an organization for Jazz Artists who are Christians.

 To promote the connection between spirituality, creativity,  jazz, and our faith in God.

•  To create a network/community that connects us together so we can celebrate our musical gifts and share our resources with each other and others.

•  To provide an organization where we can promote, encourage, and maintain a market for Christian Jazz Artists.     

•  To establish a visible internet presence that provides testimony, promotes evangelism, encouragement, strength, and support to other musicians/fans who are interested in jazz.

• To provide a central webpage where relevant material such as articles, interviews, jazz education, music theory, and technique is made available for the benefit of others. 

Our network is a community that goes beyond music and unites us for a greater cause...spreading the good news that the Creator God has given us life, Jesus, salvation, and the gift of jazz music to share and overflow to others.

If you are a Christian Jazz Musician who is interested in joining our network contact us!

Meet the founder of the CJA Network here!

Read testimonials/comments about our network here!

Read article "What Is A Christian Jazz Artist Anyway?

Read Article "Jazz: Sinful Or Spiritual?"

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Read the latest/past issues of the CJA Network E-Mag/Newsletter here!

Past Interviews/Downloads from network artists and much more here!

Jazz In Church - Relevant Articles on  Jazz in the Sanctuary here!  

Christian Jazz Artist Network Directory

For the latest jazz charts/arrangements for use in church, vespers, worship!

Songs, charts, and orchestrations to help you integrate more Jazz-flavored styles into your worship sets! 

Radio program featuring CJA Artists!

   Jazz With Pizzazz!  

Our Jazz Radio program features top jazz musicians from around the world!  At Smooth Pizzazz it's not about hype... it's all about the music.  Let your ears be the sole judge!

All kinds of jazz music...Afro-Cuban, Latin, Smooth Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Straight ahead, Be-bop, Big Band, Jazz vocals, Jazz Hymns, Instrumentals... all these and more are covered! Music that inspires, uplifts, and encourages!

 Listen to Smooth Pizzazz Radio Now!

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Great Jazz Educational Material!

We consider jazz music a gift to be savored and enjoyed! And that includes the joy of studying and learning more about jazz! Make sure and check out all the great Jazz educational material located on our Jazz Ed Pages! We have some of the top jazz musicians offering the finest jazz, blues, and gospel instructional material you can find in one spot!

Take your music to higher levels with these excellent resources!

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Heifer envisions…
A world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet.

Heifer’s mission is…
To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.

Heifer’s History
This simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief caught on and has continued for over 60 years. Today, millions of families in 128 countries have been given the gifts of self-reliance and hope.

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