— Days Without Shea —

by Kingman on October 6 at 9:09AM
I got a nice note from the planning committee for the All Nite Soul jazz festival at St. Peter’s Church in New York City to be held on October 12th.

This year they are honoring are honoring Benny Powell and Shea Stadium legend Jane Jarvis.

If you're looking for a good way to get over your Shea blues, this might be it. I'm pretty sure St. Peter's Church will do a better job honoring Jane than the Mets did on Billy Wagner Bobblehead day back in August.

Here is the press release on the event. Some excerpts:

The Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s Church announces
The 38th Annual
All Nite Soul
with nearly 100 Musicians

Honoring Legendary Jazz Musicians
Benny Powell and Jane Jarvis

Sunday, October 12, 2008
(Columbus Day Weekend)

Jazz Vespers at 5 PM with the Tia Fuller Quartet
All Nite Soul concert at 7 PM

$20 Suggested Donation

619 Lexington (at 54th Street), New York City

    New York, NY – Saint Peter’s Church, known worldwide as the “Jazz Church,” will present its 38th Annual All Nite Soul on October 12, 2008, beginning with Jazz Vespers at 5 PM, featuring the Tia Fuller Quartet and continuing at 7 PM with nearly a hundred musicians performing live music until early Monday morning, Columbus Day.  Homemade “soul food” will be sold in the Hungry Souls Café. 
 
   All Nite Soul, a benefit for the Jazz Ministry, annually honors major figures in the jazz world. This year’s honorees are trombonist Benny Powell and pianist Jane Jarvis.  Both are highly respected and loved in the jazz community and have long-standing connections with The Jazz Ministry.

  Musicians who will perform include Benny Powell and Jane Jarvis, Dr. Billy Taylor, Randy Weston, Frank Wess, Dick Katz, Carline Ray, Jared Schonig, Catherine Russell, Dave Stryker, Steve Slagle, Darcy James Argue and the Secret Society Big Band, Jimmy Owens, Reggie Workman, Billy Hart, Steve Turre, Sarah McLawler, Rolando Briceno, Harlem Blues and Jazz Band, Sam Newsome, Helen Sung, Bernice Brooks, Bertha Hope, Chip Jackson, Francina Connors, Aaron Diehl, Gene Bertoncini, Sara Caswell, Jon Cowherd, T.K. Blue, Paul Knopf, Omer Klein, Ziv Ravitz, John Ellis, Billy Harper, Andrew Cyrille, Charles Tolliver, Chandra Rule, Ted Poor, Sayuri Goto, Essiet Essiet, Rhythmic Prophecies, Melissa Stylianou, Jamie Reynolds, Francesca Tanksley, Barry Harris, Keisha St. Joan, Brian Lynch, Joe Wilder, Dotti Anita Taylor and many others!
   
 
    Jane Jarvis, a renowned jazz pianist and composer of more than 300 compositions, has recorded 15 albums and has provided arrangements for numerous other jazz greats.  Since 1978 she has concentrated on performing at jazz clubs in New York. In her early career she performed on radio and television. She also worked as the organist at the Milwaukee Braves’ County Stadium and at New York Mets’ Shea Stadium for the first 15 years of its existence. During the ’60s, Jane was employed at Muzak Corporation as staff composer and arranger, and eventually became corporate vice-president and director of recording and programming there. She studied music at the Chicago Conservatory of Music, the Bush Conservatory of Music, Loyola University Chicago, and DePauw University.






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