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Episcopalians to enjoy jazz and worship in Galveston - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

July 29, 2014

Episcopalians to enjoy jazz and worship in Galveston

Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 12:10 am

GALVESTON — Among jazz greats, few are more notable than Duke Ellington, but even his most ardent fans may not know that he was a practicing Episcopalian who may have been instrumental in bringing jazz into his church.

Other notables who may have helped with the transition from swing to sacred are Mary Lou Williams and John Coltrane.

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