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 11-13, 2022, for Jazz at St. James’  in person or online.    Concerts feature the world-class tenor saxophonist, flutist, composer, and educator, Don Braden.


Meet the Artists


 Concerts and the jazz masses feature Don Braden and special guests.

Friday Night

6-7 pm Pre-Concert Social in Founders Hall

7 pm Concert Featuring Don Braden

Saturday Night

6-7 pm Pre-Concert Social in Founders Hall

7 pm Concert Featuring Don Braden

Sunday Jazz Masses

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




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. Don Braden 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.

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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

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Jazz at St. James’ is always an exceptional musical and community event. This year, I’m particularly excited to hear saxophonist Don Braden and some of the the best jazz musicians Austin has to offer. 

Alex Coke

“Jazz is a generational thing. My grandfather, my father, my mother, my sisters and I love jazz, and my six year old niece loves what she calls fancy music!” – Rodney Wormley