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Comfort and Joy: An Evening of Food Laughter and Music

Eden Black Alumni Association

Friday, December 8, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Comfort and Joy: An Evening of Food Laughter and Music

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General Admission Dec 1, 2017 $25.00 $2.03

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Join the Eden Black Alumni Association for an evening of food, music, and laughter. Our holiday party is an oppurtunity for students, alumni, and members of the wider community to connect and enjoy a well curated evening. Soulful sounds of Christmas will lift your spirit; we bid you tidings of Comfort and Joy!

Admission includes: General Admission seating, Heavy hors d'oeuvres,  and Beverages

About the Artist:

Anita Jackson is a native of St. Louis who returned home after living in New York City for twelve years. She is a graduate of the American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York and has performed extensively nationally and internationally in theatre productions, concerts and workshops.

She has recorded and performed as a background vocalist for such artists as Bette Midler (on her Grammy Award winning song for Song of the Year in 1991, "From a Distance", Patti Austin on "I Can Move this Mountain", Mariah Carey on "Anytime You Need a Friend", recording artists Chico DeBarge, Joe, Erykah Badu and most notably Cissy and Whitney Houston. She is a vocalist on Cissy Houston's Grammy award winning "Face to Face" album, as well as her 1997 Grammy award winning "He Leadeth Me" album.

As a gospel BGV, Anita has performed with Shirley Ceasar, the late Albertina Walker, Dorothy Norwood and Tramaine Hawkins. Most recently, Anita will be a featured vocalist on the 2014 Reach Week in New York City live recording for New Hope for the World Ministries recorded this past September in Harlem, NY with other vocalists such as Vickie Winans and Melanie Daniels.

In St. Louis, Anita has been a featured player with the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre under the direction of Ron Himes. She has performed in "Gospel at Colonus", "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Caroline or Change" and "Blues in the Night” for which she was nominated for the St. Louis 2010 Kevin Kline Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

She has appeared as a featured vocalist with the St. Louis Jazz Edge Big Band Orchestra and several jazz, R&B, blues and gospel organizations in and around St. Louis:  Performing at all the popular music houses in the metropolitan area from Jazz at the Bistro to BB’s Jazz and Soups to the St. Louis Ethical Society to the Heman Park Starlight Concert Series to the Sheldon Concert Hall as a solo artist as well as a collaborative artist with many of St. Louis’ finest musicians.

Anita gives thanks to the family of Christ and praises God for HIS matchless goodness and mercy.

She dedicates her performances to her beautiful daughter Christian for helping her fulfill her purpose.

"The only thing better than singing, is more singing."

-Ella Fitzgerald



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Comfort and Joy is a gathering for Adults (21+).

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions can be directed to The Rev. Russel Ewell via email at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bing your printed ticket for admission. 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

In the event that you are unable to attend, feel free to gift your ticket to a friend.  

Where can I park?

Ample parking is available on the campus of Eden Theological Seminary.

 Is your facility accessable?

Schroer Commons is accessable via ramp and has and acessable restroom.

Have questions about Comfort and Joy: An Evening of Food Laughter and Music? Contact Eden Black Alumni Association

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Eden Theological Seminary- Schroer Commons
475 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Friday, December 8, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

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Eden Black Alumni Association

Our Mission: The Eden Black Alumni Association exists to maintain a professional and social network for African and African American alumni of Eden Theological Seminary and to assist in the recruitment and retention of African American students enrolled at Eden Theological Seminary.

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