The featured artist for November 1st is Joe Jennings, saxophonist, performing with the Neighborhood Arts Ensemble. Mr. Jennings is an accomplished musician, composer, bandleader, and educator, and is the founder of the Neighborhood Arts Ensemble where he served as its Director of Music and Artist-in-Residence for many years.
Currently serving as president of Sip-Jenn Music, Joe retired as Director of the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Spelman College in 2013. Mr. Jennings’ teaching experience includes Clark College, Mississippi Valley State College, Morehouse College and Spelman College. His performing experience includes tours and performances with Johnny Taylor, Duke Pearson, Clifford Jordan, Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Alvin Fielder, Freddie Waits, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Ruben Phillips and Nancy Wilson to name a few.
The public is invited for great music, dinner, fun, and fellowship. Come early to get a seat or purchase your tickets in advance. Prices for dinner range from $4.00 to $7.00. All funds raised at church-based events will be used toward other church programs and outreach ministries. To purchase tickets for First Friday at First, please visit Eventbrite at firstfridayatfirst.eventbrite.com.