Crescendo Jazz

“I endorse the vision of CRESCENDO JAZZ to build a community of musicians working professionally with the pursuit of excellence in the field of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation, unified through the belief in Jesus Christ. I believe in the value of an exchange and collaboration between practitioners of different musical genres and cultures to rediscover a common ground both spiritually and musically, a process that the international network of CRESCENDO is able to foster and encourage.”

John Patitucci, NYC

“This life is not righteousness but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it...”. (Martin Luther) I do not know of any other form of art that brings us so well into the movement of Christian life as music does. Therefore, I am very pleased that this CD has combined important traditional hymns with the musical language of our time so that it sets us in motion. Thus it emerges: from being to becoming, from repose to movement.”

Bishop em. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Huber 
about the CD „Confessiones“ by Albrecht Gündel-vom Hofe / "Crescendo Jazz" / REAL FAITHBOOK


CRESCENDO JAZZ is an interdenominational, international Christian fellowship of jazz musicians - exchanging issues of life and music and growing together in faith, rooted in local communities and churches - in close connection to professional musicians of other genres. 


to network jazz musicians who have similar interests 

* CML ("Christian Musicians Link"= worldwide online address list) 

* We create opportunities to meet in local events for musicians connected to music conservatories with Jam sessions and exchange about profession and faith 

* Annually several conferences and conventions


to communicate faith in many different ways, making Christian accents in our society

* Interdenominational services „KIRCHE KREATIV“ & IN SPIRIT with artists specially for people who have become distanced from the church in more and more cities 

* Publications, Lectures and Workshops in Conservatories and Colleges of Music 

* Record Label EDITION JAZZ AUS KIRCHEN / High Quality Audio CD Productions

* Festivals (Night of Faith)



to serve churches, Christian ministries and organisations 

* Initiating Jazz concerts within a liturgical framework and theological reflections
* Offering Soloists and Ensembles for engagements in church services with jazz elements




* Providing Jazz Arrangements of Hymns for services and concerts with the REAL FAITHBOOK OF GREAT HYMNS 

* Facilitating Workshops for jazz worship //

* Supporting the dialogue of educational institutions in the fields of jazz and theology and working musicians and the churches 


(see information below)