Gospel Music

Over the years we have joined with hundreds of congregations for their Sunday services. Many of these churches ask us to play with them once a year. Our singer, Wende Harston learned to sing Gospel music in Chicago where she was brought up. Her father was a deacon at the Progressive Baptist Church where the pastor was her God Father. Her mother was the youth choir director at St. Paul’s Baptist. We have recorded two Gospel CDs and add new music all the time.

In addition to services we also present concerts at many churches. What a great way to reach out to your community!

Here is some of the feedback we have received:

Terry Vogt--Evergreen United Methodist Church
"The Queen City Jazz Band has played at the United Methodist Church of Evergreen for the last two years. They are professional, adaptable, and add an incredible dimension to our church service. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with this truly remarkable Dixieland band.

In 2011 we performed such a concert at Dundee Presbyterian Church in Omaha. Here is what that had to say: From Paul Koenig—Dundee Presbyterian Church in Omaha, Nebraska. “Please pass on to your band members the Crescendo! board’s sincere appreciation for their professionalism and showmanship. Thanks again for the marvelous jazz history concert your group presented for us Nov. 6.
Our goal is to fill the sanctuary and have the audience go away happy and that happened in spades!!“

Here is our repertoire:

Amazing Grace
All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir
Ezekeil Saw the Wheel
Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
His Eye is on the Sparrow
Hush, Hush, Somebody’s Calling My Name
I Believe I’ll Testify
I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
My Lord What a Morning
Nobody’s Fault But Mind
Ol’ Ark’s a Moverin’
On Revival Day
Peace Be Still
Precious Lord
Precious Memories
Streets Paved With Gold
There’s A Great Change in Me
There’s a Meeting Here Tonight
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
Old Time Religion
Down By the Riverside
Every Time I Feel
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

In addition to this repertoire, church music directors often hand us copies from their hymnals and we play while Wende leads the congregation.