ORLANDO – A night of jazz will do more than fill the soul – it will benefit young musicians working to hone their musical talent. In honor of Archbishop Wiggin’s 22nd pastoral anniversary and back by popular demand, The Hope Church is hosting “The Hope Sacred Jazz Series” on Friday Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Jones High School band program.
The show is hosted by Archbishop Allen Wiggins – a two-time Stellar Award winner, proud alumnus of Jones High School (’84) and an accomplished saxophonist under the legendary James “Chief” Wilson – and features Grammy and Stellar award winner, and saxophonist extraordinaire, Kirk Whalum.
‘Naomi Joy’ Nelson, the inspiring, new Band Director of Jones High School, will also grace the stage with her saxophone, adding vibrant and creative energy to this unforgettable night. Archbishop Wiggins and The Hope Church has pledged to donate all net proceeds to the Jones High School band program to assist in purchasing new instruments for the students.
“Several Jones High School students who have a love and passion for music can’t afford to rent an instrument, let alone own one,” said Naomi Joy Nelson, Band Director at Jones High School. “They will be incredibly excited when we’re able to present them with a new clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet or their instrument of choice.”
“If we want to change our future, we must invest in the youth—be it in the arts, technology, education, or ministry,” said Archbishop Wiggins. “We encourage all jazz music fans to help us open new doors for these aspiring artists.”
The show coincides with The Hope Church’s 40th anniversary celebration. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite.
To learn more about The Hope Church and to stay up to date about events happening throughout the year, visit thehopechurch.org.