Jazz Is Life

“Jazz is about being in the moment”- Herbie Hancock.

Here at St. James’ Episcopal Church, we celebrate the music of freedom and life. Every year we come together to share in the moment and to immerse ourselves in its embrace and history.  Join us this November 13-15, 2020, for Jazz at St. James’ online with Ron Wilkins and other musical guests. COVID can’t get us down!

Schedule

Meet the Artists

Our Sponsors

We could not present Jazz at St. James’ without the support of our incredible sponsors.  Their generous and gracious commitment year after year means that we can continue to bring great musicians to our stage.

Austin Jazz Society         Henna Chevrolet         St. James’ Episcopal Church

“I love Jazz at St. James’. I can’t believe this is the 26th year of showcasing great Austin and national musicians and I can’t wait to hear Ron Wilkins!” – Keith Braithwaite

“Jazz at St. James’ is not to be missed! Every year, the lineup is stellar, with local and internationally renowned musicians. The setting is beautiful, and the hospitality will make you glad you attended.” – Brian Miller

Schedule

We cannot wait for you to meet this year’s featured headliner: world-renowned trombonist and educator Ron Wilkins. You will also see some familiar faces in the Jazz Mass, like our very own Hope Morgan.

Friday Jazz Watch Party

All events are online.

7:00 pm: There are multiple ways to join the Jazz Watch Party online!

Watch the YouTube Premier: https://youtu.be/Bf8Cqe5HQfM

If you use Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/StJamesJazz or https://www.facebook.com/StJamesEpiscopalChurchAustin.

Or you can watch it here on this website or at https://stjamesaustin.org/.

Dress up! Gather with your household or your bubble of people and watch Jazz at St. James’ online.

RON WILKINS (Trombone/vocals) and his Trio:
SEAN GIDDINGS on Piano, MARCOS VARELA on Acoustic Bass, and MIKE GORDON on Drums

Saturday Jazz Watch Party

All events are online.

7:00 pm: There are multiple ways to join the Jazz Watch Party online!

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5TfYoDsups2q6qC3nijvrg

If you use Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/StJamesJazz or https://www.facebook.com/StJamesEpiscopalChurchAustin.

Or you can watch it here on this website or at https://stjamesaustin.org/.

Dress up! Gather with your household or your bubble of people and watch Jazz at St. James’ online.

RON WILKINS (Trombone/vocals) and his Trio:
SEAN GIDDINGS on Piano, MARCOS VARELA on Acoustic Bass, and MIKE GORDON on Drums

Tonight, we’ll be presenting the A.D. Manion Award to Alex Coke, saxophonist and flutist.

Sunday Jazz Mass

10:15 am: There are multiple ways to join the Jazz Mass Watch Party!

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0-LRIiDWqIw

Or you can watch it here on this website or at https://stjamesaustin.org/.

Featuring

RON WILKINS, HOPE MORGAN and the ST JAMES’ CHOIR

THE REV. EILEEN O’BRIEN preaching

The Jazz Mass is our annual Feast of Holy Improvisation at St. James’ Episcopal Church. It is a divine celebration of music and the spirit. Ron Wilkins and our own Hope Morgan will be joined by the St. James’ Choir. The Rev. Eileen O’Brien, Rector of St. James’, will preach. The Lonnie Jackson Award will be presented to Brian and Vicky Miller.