Jazz on the Lawn celebrates music in Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) ----- To celebrate the season and enjoy some of the best music in our region, the Pilgrim Baptist Church held its Jazz on the Lawn concert on Saturday.

Parishioners and visitors alike spent the evening in the church's sanctuary enjoying the sweet sounds of jazz standards, while participating in praise and worship. The free event also welcomed freewill offerings to give back to the growing parish community, which organizers say thrives through sharing the gift of music.

"It's just being able to bless people with the gift of others and that our performers are taking their gift that God has given them and share it with people and that's why music is my favorite," said Emma Gipson.