‘New Orleans Music’ Featured At April 1 Performance

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“Dr Jass & the Heartbeats” will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

Enjoy festive “New Orleans music” by Dr Jass & the Heartbeats at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

“Dr Jass” brings a wide variety of musical influences into its basic groove of funky, contemporary New Orleans street music, including rhythm and blues, swing and dixie. Besides the 6-piece instrumentation, four members sing as well.

The group’s leader, Dr. Claudio Zamorano, has extensive playing experiences as a trumpeter leading a New Orleans-styled jazz group for many years at the Hot Jazz Club of Santiago, Chilé. Obviously, American jazz has had a major impact upon the choice of music being performed around the world.

“Dr Jass” features Dale Knighton on banjo and vocals; Suzanne Knighton on guitar, washboard, various other noisy devices and vocals; Mike Buskirk on trombone and vocals; Robert Tarallo on clarinet; Larry Brasen on upright bass and vocals; Gerry Reynolds on the the drums; and Dr. Claudio Zamorano on trumpet, piano and vocals.

RSVP to gerry-reynolds@hotmail.com or (602) 619-3355. A $5 donation at the door includes light refreshments.

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