Worship Matters: Episode 88 – On the Rise: A Conversation with Connye Florance and Kevin Madill
Connye Florance and Kevin Madill are local musicians who have produced a “Jazz Vespers Experience” that they call “On the Rise” and have begun to take it to churches and community groups as a way of beginning conversations about crossing the divides that separate us. Connye is a North Carolina native and an award-winning vocalist, actor, published songwriter and teaching artist. She has toured on and off Broadway, has released two studio albums, and has created several biographical music presentations for Nashville Jazz Workshop’s popular series, “Jazz on the Move.” Kevin, an Indiana native, is a versatile studio musician, producer, programmer, arranger, and music director. He has played on, produced, and conducted more than three thousand recordings and two thousand live shows, supporting a long roster of artists that includes Leon Russell, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, and countless others. Kevin serves as Director of Music for Edgehill United Methodist Church and as ensemble leader/pianist for “Vespers and All That Jazz” at Scarritt Bennett Center. Join us for this important conversation about worship and music that has the power to heal and create community. More information can be found by contacting them directly at [email protected].
“Worship Matters” is a podcast from the worship team of Discipleship Ministries, designed to deal with the intricacies of planning worship each week. Hosted by Dr. Diana Sanchez-Bushong, Executive Director of Worship Ministries and Director of Music Ministries; and Dr. Derek Weber, Director of Preaching Ministries, this podcast explores how to plan worship using the common lectionary while creating worship experiences and series that are engaging, relevant, and adaptable for any church setting.