The fundamental rules for a Jazz Band really apply to living a Christian life! Toggle

Barbary Coast’s Live Concert Performances make a “Joyful Noise unto the Lord.”


Musical MinistryIn 1984, the band started playing dixieland church services for their own churches and it wasn’t long before they were invited to participate in other churches as well. Over the past 30 years they have regularly provided this musical ministry involving over 40 Sundays each year. Their mission is to Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord and their music provides an uplifting experience for both the musicians and the congregation.

The band is convinced that the fundamental rules for a Jazz Band really apply to living a Christian life:

  • The band exists for the good of all its members.
  • Everyone listens to each other and plays to compliment what the other members are playing. There are no super stars and mutual respect for the ability of each player is evident.
  • What is being stated musically comes from the heart. The instruments are an extension of each musician.
  • If the music sounds good and seems to “swing” by itself, then there is harmony and no discord. Remember the song, I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing, In Perfect Harmony?

Download the Barbary Coast Musical Ministry program outline

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Read an article about Barbary Coast’s musical ministry featured in The Lutheran magazine!