There is a significant distinction to be made between “Jazz music that’s played in a Church (Building or Sanctuary)” and “Jazz Worship“. JAZZ WORSHIP CONCEPTS & INNOVATIONS is a Presentation (that can take the form of a Workshop, Seminar or Practicum) which explores that distinction while unpacking the Essence of Worship and How Jazz Embodies and Enables that Essence. The Presentation can be Custom Designed for Church Congregations; Worship Committees; Worship Leaders & Liturgists, as well as Jazz Musicians & Enthusiasts, and covers:
– The Basic Concept(s) of Jazz
– The Applications of Jazz in a Worship Setting
– Approachs to Launching or Enhancing a Jazz (Worship) Ministry
– Innovative Models of Worship that Include Jazz as a Primary Focus or Blended Element
Jazz Minister WARREN COOPER is the Practitioner/Convener of the Presentation, and brings over thirty-five (35) years of experience (as a Jazz Musician, Worship Leader, Performer and Composer) to the discussion of How Jazz Can Bring New Life To A Christian Ministry of Worship and Outreach. WARREN can come as an individual, or bring an entire ensemble to instruct and demonstrate the Concepts and Innovations presented. Possible models include any combination of Workshop / Seminar / Practicum Instruction, Concert Presentation and Worship within the context of the needs and desires of the Client / Ministry / Worshiping Community.