In 2020, songwriter and musician Kandace Springs released her album “The Women Who Raised Me”, paying tribute to the female musicians who inspired her throughout her childhood. In our 11th annual Jazz Service we will riff on this theme by celebrating jazz musicians who have raised us up spiritually through their music, their lives, and their examples. While the San José Summer Jazz Fest fills the streets of downtown, we will hear the stories and music of greats such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Williams, Nina Simone and Celia Cruz. As always, our monthly special collection will go to San José Jazz Progressions, which helps lowincome, at-promise youth in our community identify, cultivate and celebrate their gifts through music education and performance.
Worship Leaders: Diana Mecum, Deb Fenzel-Alexander, Neil Kelly, Steve Madden
Worship Associate: Ram Kakarala