It’s not every priest who can administer the gospel of the good groove. Then again, it’s not every jazz pianist and organist who cares about the sick and the imprisoned. Philly’s “Father John” D’Amico cares. Though under-recorded (Darius Walk, Live at the Painted Bride, Street Blues), D’Amico is best known for his blazingly inventive Brubeck-like blues runs before stalwart rhythm masters (bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Gregory McDonald), not to mention the voices of Etta Jones and Lionel Hampton. Amen to that.
Thu., Feb. 7, 7 p.m., $10, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., 215-568-3131, chrisjazzcafe.com.