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Jazz and Jesus

On 13 May at the All Souls Church in central London, an evangelistic event was held called ‘The Roots of Jazz’. It was also a musical fundraising event in support of the Christian charities A21 and Tamar, working to abolish the modern day slavery of human trafficking.

Victoria Vinet

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photo: Christina Gkiourtzidi

Through ‘The Roots of Jazz’ we explore how the Christian gospel has influenced and impacted the growth of Jazz music, originating from the ‘work songs’ or Gospel Spirituals of the 17th and 18th centuries.