Join us again this Advent season for a spectacular musical event here at Second Baptist Church! Dr. David Esleck, along with a host of talented local musicians, will perform sacred and secular seasonal favorites in a variety of styles, including traditional big band, Dixieland, rock, and R&B. Sales and donations will benefit the Richmond community through a partnership with Urban Hope, a wonderful local non-profit organization.

 

Founded in 2000, Urban Hope is a local housing nonprofit partnering with clients to help them gain financial health, secure safe, quality, affordable rental housing, and chart pathways to homeownership. Inspired by their faith, Urban Hope’s mission is to make home a cornerstone of opportunity by keeping it affordable. They work tirelessly with families living on incomes mostly between $19k and $45k per year. As one of their tenants describes, “housing impacts everything, it’s sort of like a domino effect, at Urban Hope you feel better, you want to do better, and you know you can get better.” Proceeds from A Jazz Christmas will help Urban Hope build a duplex in the East End of Richmond, providing an affordable home to two households in need. A Jazz Christmas with David Esleck is excited about the opportunity to partner with Urban Hope to build a more inclusive and just community where everyone can find a home.

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2022 Event Photos by Ginny O. Photography