Why not jazz? This is the question that Bill Carter wants to ask, or more specifically, why not Jazz in Church? This video explores how this swinging musical tradition can energize and deepen religious experience. A noted pastor, preacher, and jazz musician, Carter shows how the church can benefit from opening its doors and its arms to jazz.
Through stirring musical performances and insightful commentary, Jazz Belongs in Church offers first-hand evidence of how jazz can bring people’s spirits alive, how it can energize worship services, and how well it is suited for expressing biblical themes. Jazz, says Carter, is an opportunity for human beings, created in God’s creative image, to offer something creative in return.
Segments of the video include:
• The Seven Joys of Jazz
• Ways to Welcome Jazz
• Secular? Sacred? Yes?
• The Spirit of Jazz, a conversation with jazz vocalist Warren Cooper
• Questions and Answers
Also included is a full-length jazz worship service featuring Bill Carter, his Presbybop Sextet, and vocalist Warren Cooper. This spiritual, life-affirming musical celebration offers stirring evidence that Jazz Belongs in Church.
A study guide for this video can be downloaded from www.presbybop.com.
Faith in a New Key – Faith in a New Key
Dancing Day – Dancing Day CD
John According to Jazz – John According to Jazz CD
Psalms Without Words – Psalms Without Words - double CD
Interior Window – Interior Window CD
Stand On Your Head – Stand On Your Head
Fragile Incarnation – Fragile Incarnation CD
Listening for Selah
Jazz Noel –
Jazz Noel - CD/DVD
Bill Carter and the Presbybop Christmas Eve Band
Jazz for the Earth – Compact Disc
The Dancing Calvinist –
The Dancing Calvinist
Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quintet
Book: The Pilgrim Road (autographed copy) + Free MP3 download
Jazz Noel Blu Ray Disc
Presbybop Music Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Presbybop Music is a musical venture of Bill Carter, jazz pianist and Presbyterian minister. After years of pretending to split the life of faith from the music of jazz, Bill has been trying to find links between the two halves of his brain. Presbybop Music is his attempt to integrate his strong Presbyterian faith with the rhythms of bebop.
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