It was the summer after I met Bob that the Rev. John Garcia Gensel asked me to write The Jazz Nativity. It was Bob’s deep, passionate sound I heard in my head when I decided to start the show in the dark with Bob on his tenor saxophone hauntingly playing “Silent Night.” And it was a song he wrote for a camp show, for which I rewrote the lyric, that became its title, “Bending Towards the Light.”
Bob’s musical contribution to the show was great. To help keep The Jazz Nativity going and to keep his spirit and love for it alive, last year I created THE JAZZ NATIVITY BOB KINDRED MEMORIAL FUND through our 501(c) (3).
Please consider a tax deductible gift in Bob’s honor and send your check payable to:
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Our Three Jazz Kings
Paquito D’Rivera – clarinet Wycliffe Gordon- trombone Maurice Chestnut – tap Special guests: young tappers – The Foreman Twins
“Bending Towards the Light … A Jazz Nativity” is the Christmas story told through the wonderfully expressive medium of jazz and opera with a cast of today’s greatest singers and players. There is abounding joy when the Three Kings enter to present the gift of their talent!
“By the end of “The Jazz Nativity” you know you’ve been through something wonderful…a stirring celebration of Christmas” Dr. Billy Taylor, CBS Sunday Morning
“None of the classics is half so giddy, nor so utterly entertaining as “The Jazz Nativity” that burst onto the stage of Orchestra Hall ” Howard Reich,Chicago Tribune
“Incredible show! You deserve an award! Our children couldn’t stop talking about it!”
Arthur Mills, NYC Office of the Mayor
Chelsea Opera and Kindred Spirits are 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations. All gifts are fully
tax deductible. Please consider a fully tax deductible gift today.
Send your gift payable to: Chelsea Opera, Inc. or Kindred Spirits PO Box 277 170 West End Ave Old Chelsea Station 16D NY, NY 10113-0277 NY, NY 10023
Thanks so much for your help in getting the word out about Tuesday’s presentation with Nate Chinen and Steve Smith. We had 115 attendees, which is the most ever! We ended up moving the event to the sanctuary. They did a great job.