[This ensemble is now officially retired.]
The Jazz Lauds band was a seven-piece ensemble comprised of two vocalists, two horns, and rhythm section. Formed and co-led with Jen & Kris Allen, the group played regularly at St. Paul’s Collegiate Church in Storrs, CT from 2008-2010, where they were joined by an impressive, changing roster of invited, guest jazz musicians. A broad selection of authentic jazz music was composed, arranged and performed within the context of church services.
Guest musicians included: Jimmy Greene, Kyle Beecher, Matt Dwonszyk, Alexandra Eckhardt, Charles Flores, Henry Lugo, Aaron Nebbia, Stephen Porter, Ben Bilello, Rogerio Boccato, Tido Holtkamp, Eric Nebbia and students from the Hartt School of Music, UConn and the Hartford Academy.