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Sweet Heaven Kings (The Kennedy Center)

Sweet Heaven Kings

The Sweet Heaven Kings is the premier brass band at the United House of Prayer in Anacostia. The gospel brass band tradition is unique to this denomination. It was introduced into services by charismatic church founder Bishop Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace. Grace established his first congregation in 1919 in West Wareham, Massachusetts, with an emphasis on the direct, physical experience of the Spirit.

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Sweet Heaven Kings 12/21/13: Sweet Heaven Kings

This acclaimed 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from Anacostia’s United House of Prayer performs a joyful holiday program.

Sweet Heaven Kings

This acclaimed 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from Anacostia’s United House of Prayer performs a joyful holiday program.
Sweet Heaven Kings 12/27/12: Sweet Heaven Kings

The 16-member gospel brass and percussion ensemble creates a joyful holiday program with its unique instrumentation and powerful voices.

Sweet Heaven Kings

The 16-member gospel brass and percussion ensemble creates a joyful holiday program with its unique instrumentation and powerful voices.
The Sweet Heaven Kings 12/22/11: The Sweet Heaven Kings

The 16-member gospel brass and percussion ensemble creates a joyful holiday program with its unique instrumentation and powerful voices.

The Sweet Heaven Kings

The 16-member gospel brass and percussion ensemble creates a joyful holiday program with its unique instrumentation and powerful voices.
Sweet Heaven Kings 12/16/10: Sweet Heaven Kings

The 16-member gospel brass and percussion ensemble creates a joyful holiday program with its unique instrumentation and powerful voices.

Sweet Heaven Kings

The 16-member gospel brass and percussion ensemble creates a joyful holiday program with its unique instrumentation and powerful voices.
The Sweet Heaven Kings / Todd Ledbetter Gospel Jazz Quartet 4/23/10: The Sweet Heaven Kings / Todd Ledbetter Gospel Jazz Quartet

In a celebration of gospel jazz and brass, The Sweet Heaven Kings—a 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from Anacostia’s United House of Prayer—and the Todd Ledbetter Gospel Jazz Quartet—led by the veteran jazz saxophonist—use their instruments as unique and powerful “voices.”

The Sweet Heaven Kings / Todd Ledbetter Gospel Jazz Quartet

In a celebration of gospel jazz and brass, The Sweet Heaven Kings—a 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from Anacostia’s United House of Prayer—and the Todd Ledbetter Gospel Jazz Quartet—led by the veteran jazz saxophonist—use their instruments as unique and powerful “voices.”
Sweet Heaven Kings 12/17/09: Sweet Heaven Kings

The 16-member gospel brass and percussion ensemble creates a joyful holiday program with its unique instrumentation and powerful voices.

Sweet Heaven Kings

The 16-member gospel brass and percussion ensemble creates a joyful holiday program with its unique instrumentation and powerful voices.

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