Sherry Petta will be the guest artist featured at the next Payson Friends of Jazz Concert. She will perform with Mark DeCozio on piano (who may add a few vocals), John Willis on upright bass, and Gerry Reynolds on drums at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 12 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main, Payson.
Emerging as a Valley favorite, Petta was awarded the 2008 Jazz Artist of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards in November. Part of this rising success comes from the popularity of her first CD consisting of original tunes released in 2007. She is currently working on another CD of jazz standards that are filled with energy, plus a few originals that are already favorites of her local fans.
The Payson Friends of Jazz and the Community Presbyterian Church sponsor the concert, part of a monthly series. A $5 donation at the door is requested; it covers not only an afternoon of great music, but refreshments.
If you plan to attend or need additional information, contact Gerry Reynolds at gerryr@ cox.net, or call (602) 619-3355.