Upcoming Concerts



Zephryn Conte will perform at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 9 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

Jazz vocalist to perform on mother’s day

A Mother’s Day music celebration is planned for 2 p.m., Sunday, May 9 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

The Payson Friends of Jazz and the Community Presbyterian Church will present jazz vocalist Zephryn Conte, a multifaceted performer, composer and author. Joining her will be a jazz trio composed of Claudia Bloom on piano, Steve Douglas on bass, and Gerry Reynolds on the drums.

The performance is free and open to all in the community, so bring the family, and friends. A monetary donation may be made to this music program at the door.

For information and RSVP, contact Gerry Reynolds at gerryr@cox.net, or leave message at (602) 619-3355.

Payson Choral Society plans spring concert

The spring concert of the Payson Choral Society will be a special event. The program marks the society’s 20th anniversary.

The concert, “Encore XX,” directed by Daria Mason with accompaniment by Victoria Harris, comes to the Payson High School Auditorium on Saturday, May 8. Performances are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Concert tickets are $8 for adults. All students under 18, and children will be admitted free of charge.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from Choral Society members, at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and at the library. Tickets will also be available at the door before each concert.

Proceeds from the concerts provide musical scholarships to middle school and high school students. These are awarded and the students sing each year at the spring concert.

Santana tribute at Mazatzal Casino

A performance by Evil Waze — The Ultimate Santana Tribute — will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, May 15 at the Mazatzal Casino. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at the casino for $10.


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