Jazz Guitarist Has Played With The Best

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Jazz guitarist Stan Sorenson has performed with jazz greats Nancy Wilson, Jimmy Smith, Rosemary Clooney, Vic Damone, Jeffrey Osborne and The Fifth Dimension. And Sorenson's various jazz ensembles have performed at numerous festivals and have opened for Ella Fitzgerald, Burt Bacharach and David Benoit.

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Stan Sorenson

These days, Sorenson enjoys performing locally with vocalists Delphine Cortez and Dennis Rowland, and jazz instrumental greats George Benson and Joey DeFrancesco.

Sorenson will perform with a combo at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St. The performance is brought to the community by a group of local jazz fans who have organized similar jazz performances at the church for more than five years.

While the event is free to the public, a $5 donation at the door helps assure that professional level musicians continue to be heard in Payson each month.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact organizer Gerry Reynolds at (480) 785-1278 or e-mail gerryr@cox.net. Learn more about Stan Sorenson on his Web site at www.stansorenson.com.

Future programs will feature vocalist Renee Patrick and guitarist and vocalist Pete Pancrazi.

Patrick will perform Sunday, Nov. 12, with jazz and blues at the Community Presbyterian Church. Her Web site is www.renric.com.

On Sunday, Dec. 10, guitarist and vocalist Pancrazi will return to Payson for his annual holiday "Have a Jazzy Christmas" performance. His Web site is www.petepancrazi.com.

Jazz guitarist Stan Sorenson

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 8

Where: Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

Cost: $5 donation

Call: (480) 785-1278 or e-mail gerryr@cox.net

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