Welcome to Theodicy Jazz Collective’s home on the web!

Theodicy Jazz Collective is arguably the nation’s foremost liturgically based jazz ensemble, having led services and workshops at venues such as Washington National Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, and Oxford and Yale universities. The Theodicy Jazz Collective was formed at Oberlin Conservatory in 2006 and grew during residency at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music from 2008 to 2012. The band creates and leads services for a multitude of churches. The ensemble incorporates sounds from the traditions of jazz and gospel music and rhythms from Latin America and Africa. Theodicy describes their music as “a constant prayer, sometimes a shout of joy, sometimes a call to action, sometimes a cry for hope.”

Here you can learn more about the ensemble, find out where we’re playing next, listen to our music and stay engaged with us on social media. Thanks for checking us out and we hope to connect with you soon!

Gigs

Trinity Wall Street

New York, NY, United States

Trinity Wall Street 89 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
United States

Eucharist service at Trinity Wall Street

Trinity Wall Street

New York, NY, United States

Trinity Wall Street 89 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
United States

Jazz Vespers at Trinity Wall Street

Trinity Cathedral Portland

Portland, OR, United States

Trinity Cathedral 147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
United States

Theodicy performs at Trinity Cathedral in Portland, OR.

Trinity Cathedral Portland

Portland, OR, United States

Trinity Cathedral 147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
United States

Theodicy performs at Trinity Cathedral in Portland, OR.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Salem, OR, United States

St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1444 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97302
United States

Theodicy performs a jazz vespers service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Salem, OR.