The 3rd Annual Jazz-n-Q summer concert and picnic was an amazing event! Lance Loiselle is a multi-talented musician who is not only the director of music, pianist, and organist for Morgan Park Presbyterian, but he is also the sousaphone player, a composer, and producer for Chicago's own Lowdown Brass Band.
LowDown Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy second-line street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Jazz-n-Q will feature the MoPa Quartet with Shane Jonas (trumpet/vocal/percussion), Chris Neal (tenor sax/ vocals / percussion), and John Barbush (drums/percussion) - all from the LDB - to perform a tribute to New Orleans music as well as some standards, Lowdown Brass Band original music, as well as a few hymns in the NoLa Style.
Morgan Park Presbyterian provided a delicious summer BBQ! Throwing burgers and franks on the grill and preparing some of our favorite summer dishes to go along with this summer picnic.
Your free will donations during this event were able to cover the cost of the event and support our Youth Empowerment Ministries - Teen Cooking Class, Garden Ministry and Vacation Bible School. Please contact the church to get involved in any of these special programs!
We gathered on Sunday, July 22nd from 4:00pm-6:00pm in the South Courtyard of Morgan Park Presbyterian Church. The sun came out just in time for the music to play!
Bring a chair or a blanket to join the picnic! About half the audience space is shaded by trees, so come early or bring your own sun protection.