Doubleheader Jazz Concert Set Sunday


Dr Jass & the Heartbeats and the Payson Jazz Trio will present a doubleheader concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main. Dr Jass & the Heartbeats includes, from left, Mike Buskirk, Claudio Zamorano, Gerry Reynolds, Dale Knighton and Suzanne Knighton.

Dr Jass & the Heartbeats and the Payson Jazz Trio will present a doubleheader concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main. Dr Jass & the Heartbeats includes, from left, Mike Buskirk, Claudio Zamorano, Gerry Reynolds, Dale Knighton and Suzanne Knighton.

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Payson Jazz Trio joins Dr Jass & the Heartbeats in a two-set holiday-themed presentation of swinging jazzy tunes at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 at Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

A $5 donation includes refreshments.  Contact for RSVP and information:

Gerry-Reynolds@hotmail.com, (602) 619-3355.

The Payson Jazz Trio will perform tunes from The Great American

Songbook: swinging jazz and Broadway tunes everybody will enjoy, the kind that make you want to sing, dance or reminisce of good times past.

Bob Smolenski plays the Baldwin baby grand piano, Mike Buskirk an electric string bass, and Gerry Reynolds the drums.

When Dr Jass & the Heartbeats plays you can’t stop tapping your toe, until you get up to dance! Imagine the Roaring Twenties with guys and gals doing the Charleston, the guys all decked out in skimmers or bowlers and bow ties, and the gals with short skirts (oh my!) It’s not just music, but a whole lot of fun!

Dr. Claudio Zamorano is the fearless leader, and he plays cornet and sings. Crazy Mike Buskirk plays slide trombone, tuba, noisemakers and sings too in this set. Suzanne Knighton strums the upright string bass, washboard and sings. Banjo man Dale Knighton also sings. Drummer Gerry Reynolds will play with anybody, but he’s not allowed to sing.

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