LIVE-STREAM the New York show on December 18 and watch the magic from the comfort of your home.
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Join us for the MONTANA PREMIERE of the Jazz Nativity on November 30.
About The Show
People of all faiths, jazz fans and those new to it, young and old, return year after year. The joy, love and camaraderie inherent in the show radiates throughout the audience. The show was written and arranged by singer-songwriter Anne Phillips at the suggestion of the late John Garcia Gensel, “The Jazz Pastor” of St. Peter’s Church.
The original music, written by Ms. Phillips, Bob Kindred and Dave and Iola Brubeck is combined with well-known carols. The soundtrack recording features the late CBS journalist Charles Kuralt as host and jazz greats Lionel Hampton, Dave Brubeck and Tito Puente.
The show plays annually in New York and cities across the country.
Clark Terry sings “Mumbles” to Mary
Jazz Nativity Interviews
Join Anne Phillips and Beth Ann Kennedy for these intimate interviews with the stars from the Jazz Nativity over the years!
"None of the classics is half so giddy, nor so utterly entertaining as 'The Jazz Nativity' that burst onto the stage of Orchestra Hall on Sunday afternoon!"
"Brilliant, infectious, the music roars … a spell-binding production!"
New York Amsterdam News
"By the end of 'The Jazz Nativity' you know you've been through something wonderful... a stirring celebration of Christmas!"
Dr. Billy Taylor
CBS Sunday Morning
“Anne Phillips has created a compelling evening in which the secular and sacred swirl and soar!”
Topeka News Journal
Keep the light alive!
Light is meant to serve, as light serves for so many religions and philosophies as a symbol of truth and love ... and hope. Hope that even in a dark season, we may begin to see the world...BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT.