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Saint Peter’s Honors The Judge

Saint Peter’s Church in New York City will honor the memory of prolific bassist and Saint Peter’s parishioner Milt Hinton (pictured left) at its 31st annual All-Nite Soul jazz festival on Sun. Oct. 7. Reverend Dale R. Lind, Saint Peter’s Pastor to the Jazz Community, and bassist/educator Rufus Reid will co-host the festival, which will feature more than 200 musicians, singers, dancers and commentators over its 12-hour span.

In between his recording activities and numerous live gigs, Hinton participated in the jazz community at Saint Peter’s for more than four decades before his death last December.

Besides Reid (who is no slouch in the recording world himself, with over 250 albums featuring him in some capacity), the festival will feature Daphne Hellman and Hellman’s Angels, Dr. Billy Taylor, Arturo O’Farrill, Kuni Mikami and the Asian American Jazz Connection, Jane Jarvis, Frank Foster, and many others.

Saint Peter’s, known to many New Yorkers as “that oddly-shaped church next to the Citibank building,” is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America located at 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th Street. The church runs many jazz series in addition to hosting the All-Nite Soul festival, which it says is NYC’s longest-running jazz festival. A $20 donation is required for the festival; food and drink will be available, and proceeds will go to the church. For more information, call (212) 935-2200 or visit

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