It is a unique experience; playing music in the church challenges. It provides fertile grounding for inspiration and a treasure of irreplaceable education of one’s craft. The piano player, composer and educator Pete Malinverni can talk about that. His work in religious settings speaks directly to that and he relishes the challenges and experiences equally. He writes for and directs choirs in English and Hebrew and curates jazz vespers. Church, for the musician, demands flexibility, understanding and an in the moment presence as you need to be keenly aware of what is happening around you. This naturally also speaks directly to jazz. You are always searching for a balance between respecting and meeting the requirements and still finding space to express yourself. Pete Malinverni meets the challenges and expresses himself.