ing Hallelujah, I'm Walkin' With The King

The ideal fund raiser for your church.

£4,000 plus box Office at St Luke's Cranham in Feb 2009

See a video of of By & By from this concert. Click Image below:

Subject to our approval, we can bring the concert to your church either for a fixed price or on a box office split, with no financial risk to the parish. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or call John Petters on 01406 365 731

We provide full colour posters and flyers and can provide a box office with credit card facilities if required.


See a video from a concert concert at St Mary Le Tower. Ipswich Click image below.

Here's some photos from St Mary's Church, Honey Hill, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1TY

featuring John Petters New Orleans All- Stars with Allen Beechey, cornet, Tevor Whiting, clarinet, Mike Pointon, trombone, Tim Phillips, banjo & Keith Donald, bass.



Above - Barton Mills Church 2005  & the first performance withTuba Fats Lacen & Lady Linda in Wisbech 1995

The highly successful, foot tapping, hand-clapping concert of Spirituals, Hymns, and Gospel Music, New Orleans Style

.In 1994 I put a handpicked band together to record a CD of Spirituals. "Walkin' With The King" featured Ken Sims, cornet, Barry Palser, trombone, Dave Bailey , clarinet, Louis Lince, banjo and Tim Phillips, bass, we got the session down in just a few hours. We recorded in the village hall in Great Hallingbury, Essex, and using only two microphones, direct to digital stereo, we captured the authentic echoey New Orleans sound of the 1940's.

George Buck of Jazzology Records, New Orleans, heard the CD and bought the American rights Subsequent dates have been played all over the UK.

I started producing a series of concerts in Churches in 1995 - the first being at St. Peter's Church in Wisbech. We had two distinguished guests - the late Lady Linda Young and Tuba Fats Lacen from New Orleans.

In November 1997 a second album of hymns and Spirituals, "Its Me O Lord", was recorded in Our Lady & St. Charles RC Church, Wisbech. The band was augmented by pianist Mike Kemp and vocalist, Stella Goodey. For this album a variety of material was selected, including two catholic hymns, "Hail Glorious St. Patrick" and "Bring Flowers of the Rarest", as well as New Orleans styled versions of "Abide with Me" & "The Lord's My Shepherd".

Bringing "Walkin' With The King" into churches has a two fold benefit. They encourage church goers, who are not necessarily Jazz fans, to go to a Jazz concert and jazz fans, not noted for being particularly religious, to attend, what is after all, a service of praise.

Click here to read a review of this show by Mike Nash.

John Petters at Saffron Walden Baptist Church


John Petters Productions
New House Farm
Hospital Drove
Long Sutton
PE12 9EN
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1406 365731

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