For a complete listing of upcoming events check the JAZZ NIGHT SCHEDULE
Jazz Night is a cultural arts program presented every Friday evening at Westminster, 6 t0 9pm. It includes D.C.’s finest jazz artists who help continue the heritage of classical, straight-ahead jazz. D.C. is a jazz mecca. Generations of the finest musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Shirley Horn, Billy Taylor and many more who emerged from DC, have helped create a lively community of vibrant jazz.
Jazz is the great American art form– America’s classical music. It has been the soundtrack to our 20th century struggles for freedom, justice and wholeness as a nation and as distinct communities. At Westminster we value that heritage and keep it alive– for our elders who lived through turbulent times and for us, the descendents, trying to bring integrity to our lives.
Jazz is creative. Its uniqueness is found in the the process of improvisation. It values individuality within the context of intentional harmony. We each have a voice but that voice only has meaning within the ensemble experience. Responding to the expressions of our brothers and sisters, our own pronouncements have power, significance and a sense of urgency. Jazz and Jazz Night is a metaphor for a community’s struggle for meaning, unity and purposeful expression of love. To this experience and this process of individual and collective self-consciousness you are warmly welcome!