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 12-14, 2021, for Jazz at St. James’  in person or online.  This year we pay tribute to two Austin jazz greats, Scott Laningham and Rich Harney.  Concerts feature Andre Hayward, Elias Haslinger, Dr. James Polk, Mitch Watkins, Masumi Jones, and special guests.

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 27th year of showcasing great Austin musicians!” – 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

This year we pay tribute to two Austin jazz greats, Scott Laningham and Rich Harney.  Concerts feature Andre Hayward, Elias Haslinger, Dr. James Polk, Mitch Watkins, and special guests.

Friday Night Tribute to Scott Laningham

6:00 pm: Outdoor Social Hour in the Grove at St. James’
6:30 pm: Doors open for in-person guests.  Pre-purchased tickets and masks are required.
7:00 pm: The concert begins in-person and online.

ELIAS HASLANGER on Tenor Sax, MITCH WATKINS on Guitar, ANDRE HAYWARD on Trombone,
DR. JAMES POLK on Piano, JOHN FREMGEN on Bass, and DANIEL DUFOUR on Drums

Saturday Night Tribute to Rich Harney

6:00 pm: Outdoor Social Hour in the Grove at St. James’
6:30 pm: Doors open for in-person guests.  Pre-purchased tickets and masks are required.
7:00 pm: The concert begins in-person and online.

ELIAS HASLANGER on Tenor Sax, ANDRE HAYWARD on Trombone,
EDDY HOBIZAL on Piano, RYAN HAGLER on Bass, and MASUMI JONES on Drums

Tonight, we’ll be presenting the A.D. Manion Award to Colin Shook of Monks Jazz.

Sunday Jazz Masses

10:30 am and 5:00 pm: Join us in person for limited seating, masked and joyous services of worship.

Featuring

ELIAS HASLANGER 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. Elias Haslanger and his Trio 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 Mark Mitchell.