Roberts, Patrick Return To Payson Jazz Scene

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Judy Roberts will once again perform at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main Street, Payson. An internationally famous pianist and vocalist, Roberts will present a concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 11, accompanied by Greg Fishman on saxophone and flute; Ted Sistrunk on upright bass; and Gerry Reynolds on drums. Universally appealing, Roberts’ return to Payson is a special performance to kick-off the 75th anniversary of the Community Presbyterian Church. Seating reservations are recommended. Please inform Gerry Reynolds at gerryr@cox.net or call (602) 619-3355 with the number in your party that plan to attend. A $5 donation at the door includes refreshments.

Pianist and vocalist Judy Roberts — “Chicago’s favorite jazz woman” — and “jazz and blues sensation” vocalist Renee Patrick will once again be part of the Payson jazz scene when they present a concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

The Chicago Tribune awarded pianist/singer Judy Roberts the title of “Chicago’s Favorite Jazz Woman.”

Renee Patrick inherited talent from her parents, both nationally known recording artists working at Motown. Her music is refreshingly original and emotionally charged. She captures the listener and doesn’t let go.

While this event is free to the public, a $5 donation at the door is requested.

For seating and information contact Gerry Reynolds via e-mail at gerryr@cox.net.

During this performance, a new piano will be dedicated, marking the conclusion of the fund-raising campaign that brought a beautiful Baldwin baby grand piano to the church.

There will be a drawing for a Jay Kemp painting. The painting may be viewed at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, 100 W. Main St. Tickets for the drawing are $20 each, three for $50 and are on sale at the chamber and at the office of the Community Presbyterian Church.

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