Why not jazz? This is the question that Bill Carter wants to ask, or more specifically, why not Jazz in Church? This DVD 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.
Segments of the two-hour DVD 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 on the DVD 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.
Also includes a free 54-page study guide available for download.