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, 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 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!

Recent Events

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!

Thu, February 19, 2015 7:00pm Mardi Gras Special: dixieland by the Route 66 Revelers!!!

Back for a second year, with their traditional dixieland! Thursday is Shrove Tuesday at MVFS!

Fri, February 13, 2015 AAPAC

Show, "Respect Yourself", produced by Cathryn McGill, as part of Black History Month.

Thu, February 12, 2015 7:00pm Be-bop saxophone!

Welcome back saxophonist Lee Taylor along with drummer Kevin Whitcombe and bassist Milo Jaramillo!

Thu, February 5, 2015 6:00pm Double Feature!!!

A little something different this month: we'll have our regular first-Thursday jazz jam at 6pm, followed by trombonist Ben Finberg at 7pm! He'll be joined by drummer John Trentacosta, bassist Andy Zydrozny, after which we will continue the jam till 8pm!

Thu, January 29, 2015 7:00pm Tasteful strings...

Enjoy tasteful and inventive sounds of guitarist Reed Easterwood, drummer John Bartlit and bassist Mike Olivola!

Thu, January 22, 2015 7:00pm First time featured artist

Welcome tenor saxophonist Kirk Landin to FHJ! A regular at the first-Thursday jams, Kirk is featured this week with bassist Colin Deuble and drummer Mo Roberts.

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