It is impossible to talk about Black church, black life, and culture without talking about black music. The two are intertwined in a way that is uniquely supportive. The African-American church and Jazz evolved in the caldron of joy, sorrow, suffering and
celebration that characterizes the black life in America. The common roots has not always been recognized nor appreciated Both have become unique expressions that are a gift to the world.
Mo’ than Jazz is a program of the music and arts ministry of the Florida Avenue Baptist Church started in the late 90’s in recognition that part of the responsibility of the church is to be a repository of the historical spiritual musical experience that birthed America’s only original art form and pass that legacy to succeeding generations.
In cooperation with "It's Instrumental" the parent group of the Instrumental Music Department at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, we present a monthly program where students can practice and expand their musical talents. Places where they can perform, and grow are still exceedingly rare. We solicit your support in providing the place and the audience in person and online.
All donations are tax-deductible and will be shared with the FABC scholarship fund for graduating seniors attending college and the parent’s fund that supports high school students in their artistic needs.