Videos

VIDEO: “I Woke Up!”

The first single from “LEMONADE” – the album upcoming. Chicago summers are the best in the world. This is proof. Enjoy and Share! “I Woke Up” is available on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Rhapsody…all of them. So please add to your playlists, drop a dollar if you can, and remember – no matter what is happening…

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Featured in WTTW11 docfilm “Violence in Chicago”

***JK was interviewed for this, and it highlights some of the work happening at University Church*** Program Description: Violence in Chicago: Responding with Faith is an hour-long documentary produced by the Chicago Sunday Evening Club, which will premiere Thursday, May 28th at 9PM on WTTW Channel 11. The documentary highlights the city-wide cost of violence for all…

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INTERVIEW + VIDEO: “Ministry Matters”

SALT Project brought me back for another one…this time, to talk a bit about my call and how I understood “ministry” as a kid. Hopefully we can return to a place where we see ministry as the greatest honor! It went so well the Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) decided to…

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LENT: Journey to Freedom

It takes no strength to give up, to accept shackles of soul, to shrug the shoulder in bland acquiescence. This is easy. But do not congratulate yourself that you have solved anything. These are the words of Howard Thurman, whom I hold in the highest regard. In many ways these are also the words of…

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STRANGE FRUIT wins EMMY!!!

[UPDATE #2: WE WON AN EMMY!!! “Strange Fruit” won in the “Best Historical/Cultural” category. Thank you all for your support. Continue to share it! Sadly it’s still too relevant] [UPDATE #1: just got word that “Strange Fruit” was nominated for an Emmy (Lower Great Lakes region). The ceremony will be June 27, 2015. Stay tuned!!!]…

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Keynote @ UCC General Synod

Some sermon. Some J.Kwest’in. About 3,000 of us in Long Beach, CA. S/O to the United Church of Christ for the opportunity and receiving me so well! Let’s grow!

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Featured in THE LINE Documentary (watch full)

Produced by Sojourners, World Vision, OxFam, Bread for the World, and Christian Community Development Association, this short film documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. Across America, millions are struggling every day to make it above The Line. It was my honor to interview for the film, and…

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VIDEO: “Get Down”

The 3rd video from “Batman & Batman”…GET DOWN. Special Thanks to Jay Illa (@jayilla) on the scratches, and Pastor Phil Jackson (@pastorphilj) from Lawndale Community Church for use of the Firehouse Community Arts Center. Many thanks to all the cameos: LEGACY Institute (Brian Dye) J’Son (artist) Chris Broussard (ESPN) Stephen Patton (Rapzilla) Kareem Manuel (artist)…

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VIDEO: “Believers”

  The 2nd video from “Batman & Batman” — the battle between J.Kwest & BreevEazie. Who had best verse?   “BATMAN & BATMAN” now available on all digital outlets. Many thanks to Hyde Park Productions for laying the direction on this one, and to Rob Gaines on the beat.

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VIDEO: “Crazy Streets”

We’re excited to release the first video from “Batman & Batman.” For many, this is their favorite song on the album. We were honored to work with Raphael Nash from Endangered Peace. Enjoy! let us know what you think! and PLEASE SHARE! Own the single “Crazy Streets” here Also available on iTunes here TELL A FRIEND, TELL…

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VIDEO: “I Am (Obama)”

This is my first music video, for a song I wrote for the Barack Obama for President Campaign. The old blog has 10,000 comments on this, from support to hate and everywhere in between. I’ve had the feeling that I should add a disclaimer to this, but no…just listen and watch. Then read my thoughts…

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