Faith, Hope and Jazz! is a weekly experiment in jazz worship and community experience, sponsored by Monte Vista Church.  Starting January 9 2014, FHJ will be held at Monte Vista Fire Station on Central Ave., Nob Hill [map/directions], every Thursday at 7pm, and features a different jazz quartet each week, from some of Albuquerque's finest jazz musicians










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ATTENTION!!!  Due to the success of our montly jazz jams, we have now expanded our JAM SESSIONS to happen WEEKLY at 6pm!!!  Every week we now feature an open jazz jam from 6-7pm, followed by our featured artist at 7pm as usual.  Musicians and singers welcome!


Upcoming Events

Thu, May 28, 2015 7:00pm The 'Flora' Project

Covering material from Chick Corea/Flora Purim Return to Forever/Light as a Feather, this project features vocalist Jackie Zamora, bassist Colin Deuble, drummer Cal Haines, saxophonist Kanoa Kaluiweh and FHJ's own Jim Ahrend on keys. Come enjoy fusion/brazilian jazz seldom heard live!

Thu, June 4, 2015 7:00pm The amazing trumpet of Tony Lujan

You may have heard Tony Lujan at our second birthday party on May 14. He will be our feature this day along with Colin Deuble on bass and Arnaldo Acosta on drums!  Rumor has it saxophonist Lee Taylor will also be making an appearance!

Thu, June 11, 2015 7:00pm Swinging and sophisticated vocals!

A very familiar face at FHJ, this week enjoy more vocals from our own Marietta Benevento as she is joined by bassist Micky Patten and drummer Cal Haines!

Recent Events

Thu, May 21, 2015 7:00pm It's Trombone month!

For the second time this month a very swinging trombonist!  Phil Arnold will be joined by bassist Mike Olivola and drummer John Bartlit!

Thu, May 14, 2015 6:00pm FHJ SECOND BIRTHDAY BONANZA!

It's a TWO HOUR JAM with drummer Mo Roberts and bassist Milo Jaramillo and as many jammers as we can fit into 2 hours! Help us celebrate another milestone in the life of this little community experiment! Munchies and cake too!

Thu, May 7, 2015 7:00pm Trombone, with finese

Enjoy UNM professor trombonist Chris Buckholz swinging along with NM Philharmonic Principal Timpanist Douglas Cardwell on the jazz kit, and Grandma's music owner Micky Patten on double-bass!

Thu, April 30, 2015 7:00pm Heading "West" for Jazz Guitar!

We welcome guitarist and jam session regular Bill West to FHJ, along with drummer Jay Blea and bassist Rodney Bowe!

Thu, April 23, 2015 7:00am Mellow flugelhorn jazz

Welcome back Santa Fe area flugelhorn player Ron Helman, along with drummer John Bartlit and bassist Maren Hatch!

Thu, April 16, 2015 7:00pm Jazz trumpet in the tradition!

Enjoy KUNM DJ and trumpeter Paul Gonzales along with local legendary drummer Pete Amahl and the seasoned sounds of luthier/bassist Mike Olivola!

Thu, April 9, 2015 7:00pm Local Smooth Jazz Recording Artist!

Welcome trumpeter and recording artist Ryan Montano, with Arnaldo Acosta on drums and Colin Deuble on bass!

Thu, April 2, 2015 No FHJ - Maundy Thursday There will be no Faith, Hope and Jazz this Thursday due to the Maundy Thursday service at Monte Vista Christian Church.
Thu, March 26, 2015 7:00pm Budding saxophone talent!

FHJ welcomes UNM student alto-saxophonist Orlando Madrid! Joining him will be drummer Mo Roberts and bassist Mike Olivola.

Thu, March 19, 2015 7:00pm Guest keyboardist Steve Figueroa!

Jim plays hookey this week! Sitting in the keyboard chair is one of Albuquerque's finest keyboardists Steve Figueroa! Rhythm section will include Milo Jaramillo on bass and Arnaldo Acosta on drums.

Thu, March 12, 2015 7:00pm Jazz vocals at their finest

A new FHJ first-timer! Welcome jazz-vocalist Patti Littlefield! On drums will be Douglas Cardwell and on bass, Micky Patten!  Also a special appearance by STEVE STUCKER of KOB who will be telling us about his non-profit organization which we will be sponsoring for the rest of March.

Thu, March 5, 2015 6:00pm Wide Open Jazz Jam!

It's a 2-hour full-out jam starting at 6pm with drummer Cal Haines, bassist John Blackburn and keyboardist Jim Ahrend in the rhythm section! Calling all jazz artists!

Thu, February 26, 2015 7:00pm Swingin' singin' sax...

Of returning saxophonist Aaron Lovato! Drummer Arnaldo Acosta an bassist Colin Deuble also on deck!

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