Enjoy live jazz and feed hungry children at the seventh annual Jazz Nativity

The event, hosted at Gayton Baptist Church, draws close to 2,000 attendees annually.

Gayton Baptist Church in Short Pump is hosting their seventh annual Jazz Nativity event featuring David Esleck this holiday season. The evening features jazz music inspired by the Christmas season. Last year, over 1,800 people attended the five shows, and the event garnered over $25,000 for beneficiary, Feed My Starving Children.

David Esleck is a musician, composer, and producer whose compositions have been performed and broadcast around the world. He is a first round Grammy Award nominee, and has performed for and with Presidents, as well as musical figures ranging from The Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Tony Bennett. Esleck is currently a faculty member of the University of Richmond.

Proceeds from Jazz Nativity will benefit Feed My Starving Children, an organization which targets feeding programs to children who are in the most severe circumstances, those suffering from severe malnutrition and threatened with death from starvation. In the past, they have supplied food to over 70 countries including our own–like those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

With the proceeds, Gayton Baptist Church is hosting a meal packing program to benefit the organization on Super Bowl Weekend 2015.

Five identical Jazz Nativity concerts take place at 7:00 PM on Friday, December 5th, at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM on Saturday, December 6th, and at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 7th.

Gourmet coffee and desserts will be available from Starbucks each night. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids 11 and younger and can be purchased online. Gayton Baptist Church is located near Short Pump Town Center at 13501 North Gayton Road.

Photo: Gayton Baptist Church/Katelyn James Photography

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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