Free Jazz Music at Peace

Peace Lutheran’s Music Ministry includes a variety of musical events throughout the year to include:

Sunday worship led by our Music Director Gary Sponholtz who enjoys actively engaging the congregation in singing hymns and songs (traditional and contemporary), psalms, acclamations, and instrumentals. We feature our own musicians and vocalists as well as many guest artists throughout the church year.

Jazz at Peace is our monthly jazz vespers / free music on the first Sunday of each month at 5PM, annually from October through June. The talent that Peace attracts is an impressive line-up from across the Bay Area to include the following:

  • Anton Schwartz Trio
  • John Calloway Septet
  • Dimitri Matheny Group
  • Mad and Eddie Duran Quartet
  • Gerry Grosz
  • Kenny Washington
  • MADS Tolling (shown below)
  • Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
  • Clairdee
  • Paul Sheffert Trio
  • Inga Swearingen and many others

See our Jazz Calendar for this year’s Jazz music and exceptional talent. Free music for you to enjoy!

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Music Director, Gary Sponholtz

Gary is a talented musician who thrives on creating the musical ambiance appropriate to the event.  He plays Organ, Piano, Tuba, and is a vocalist in the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Gary has an in-depth understanding of our liturgy and shares his enthusiasm to work with musicians within the congregation and professionals outside to create a dynamic environment at Peace.

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