East African Prayer Meeting Suite consists of two instrumental suites composed between 1998 and 2000 by pianist, composer and cornetist Jonas Muller. The first suite East African Prayer Meeting Suite is a tribute to African and African-American religious music influenced by Western harmony and captures the warm-spirited uplifting grooves of modern as well as historic Pan-African music. The second suite Nordic Suite is a musical representation of the Nordic people and their culture seen from a Southern Scandinavian point of view. The suite captures many aspects of Nordic culture; their raw and wild pagan past, their strict Protestant Christian heritage, and their joyous peasant folk-culture.
Jonas Muller is a native of Denmark, who has spent most of his childhood and adolescent years residing in East Africa. He was one of the most prominent pioneers of more unconventional and creative jazz-based music in Copenhagen in the 1990’s and is back now on the thriving creative music scene in Copenhagen after nearly a decade of residing in the United States.