The 8th annual “Eternal, Victorious Light, A Jazz Passion and Resurrection” performance at Chicago’s St. Luke Lutheran Church is one of several performances in 2017 in honor of the Reformation anniversary.
As a grant award as part of the ELCA’s Reformation anniversary grant program, performances will have already occurred in Germany, with upcoming performances in New York City and Slovakia.
This performance features ELCA member Andy Tecson as part of a trio that includes world-renowned pianist Bobby Schiff and Ken Jandes, a Presbyterian and Tecson’s former high school saxophone and composition teacher and now fellow ChurchJazz ensemble member. Tecson will play tenor sax, his usual instrument. Jandes will play baritone sax. Schiff will play piano.
The “Jazz Passion” is an hour-long work written for choir, vocal quartet, several soloists and a12-piece jazz ensemble and is returning to the stage.