Boise musician Kevin Kirk spent 25 years working on a jazz Mass. It’s time for the premier performance.

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He’s volunteered his time and talent to play piano at nursing homes and cancer care centers. He makes his living playing in restaurants and bars, on stage and in recording studios. Kevin Kirk is an accomplished Boise jazz musician, perhaps best known as founder, composer and piano player with the band Onomatopoeia.

But on Sunday, he will be part of a performance that takes a different focus: a musical Mass that he has spent decades composing. The Mass is a way to express his faith, in the language he speaks best — jazz, of course.

“If I were an electrician and I could rewire the church, I would want to do that,” he said. “But I’m a piano player. So I just thought, why am I not sharing that?”

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