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Jazz Vespers: Eve Zanni, John Di Martino, Yoshi Waki at Saint Peter’s Church

Sunday February 25, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


NYC’s unique jazz prayer service, Sundays at 5 since 1965. All are welcome. Free to attend! This week we feature the deep music of saxophonist Ras Moshe and his trio, Jazz Totality. The group features Tom Cabrera (drums) and Phil Sirois (bass).


Born into a musical family in California spanning several generations; Eve Zanni says….“My dad was in Vaudeville; playing harmonica with Borra Menevitch’s Harmonica Rascals, my brother is a bass player who has played with Canned Heat, Kaleidoscope, Amman Folk Ensemble, Brave Old World, to name a few, and music was always at the center of our lives.”

Performing frequently with her groups The Sweethots and Jazzmundo, Eve has also sung with jazz luminaries such as Benny Powell of The Count Basie Band, Norman Simmons and The Cab Calloway Band Orchestra led by Chris Brooks, Barry Harris, Jerome Richardson, “Big Nick” Nicholas, Walter Bishop, Jr, Benny Powell, and Richard Wyands.


“John’s soul and being come straight through to his music, the jazz world needs him! ” — Sheila Jordan ( NEA Jazz Master )

“John Di Martino is one of my absolute personal favorite pianists of today. His music is an honest outpouring of light! “— Benny Green ( Jazz Pianist )

“John di Martino’s middle name should be ‘taste’, for he conveys that quality in both solo and supportive roles, in jazz as well as Latin music.” — Ray Barretto ( NEA Jazz Master )

“John DiMartino is a first-call veteran of the New York City jazz scene. This multi-recorded artist has long been a favorite of singers for his gigantic ears and intuitive, uncluttered playing—rare gifts that also enhance any instrumentalist he accompanies or arranges. DiMartino is a fine musician who sounds less interested in technical pyrotechnics than in mining a melody for its original intent—whether he’s arranging or playing, he lets the essence of a song speak for itself. ” — Dr. Judith Schlesinger ( All About Jazz )


Born in Fukuoka, Japan, Yoshi attended Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Based in New York City for the past 20 years, Yoshi has worked with The Artie Shaw Orchestra, Chihiro Yamanaka, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Dan Zanes and Friends, Deborah Harry, Freddie Cole, Harry Whitaker, Kenia, Paquito D’Rivera, Randy Johnston, Shunzo Ohno, Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra, and William Galison.

Among his numerous recordings, Catch that Train! (Dan Zanes and Friends) won the 49th Annual Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children, and After Hours (Chihiro Yamanaka) won the 23rd Japan Gold Disc Award for Jazz Album of the Year.


Sunday February 25
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Saint Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022 United States