NF4, the Norm Freeman Quartet (Vibes, Piano, Bass, Drums)
Jazz Vespers ~
Every 3rd Sunday at 04:00 PM — 05:00 PM
at Geneva Presbyterian Church, 24301 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA
NF4, the Norm Freeman Quartet, unites 3 of the most in-demand jazz musicians in the country with a priest who is also an award-winning musician, who learned music, programming and concert design from the founder of the NY Pops, Skitch Henderson.
A time to greet our neighbors through music in liturgy, Vespers, one of the two main hours of the Church's Daily Office, has roots extending into the evening prayers of ancient Israel. Lucernarium (literally: Lamp lighting time) was another name for these periods of devotion which began at the rising of the evening star with a blessing prayer. The Book of Common Prayer preserves the evolution of these early forms of worship and prayer in a way that is faithful to our heritage and open to creating new traditions.
Jazz Vespers emerges as a synthesis of traditions, a blending of an age old liturgy with the unique musical language we call jazz. With a freshness that is open to God's Spirit, this musical tradition sounds the hopes, dreams, joys, frustrations and pain that expresses human experience, while exploring a musical vocabulary that transcends the limits of the written or spoken word.