Twin Concerts Will Set Feet Tapping

Dr Jass & the Heartbeats will bring Heart and Soul Original American Music and New Orleans-Style Traditional Jazz At It’s Best to fans at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

Dr Jass & the Heartbeats will bring Heart and Soul Original American Music and New Orleans-Style Traditional Jazz At It’s Best to fans at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

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Looking for a special way to celebrate the waning days of summer? Take some time on Sunday, Aug. 11 and attend a concert. The First Southern Baptist Church of Payson will present a gospel concert at its morning service. Later, the Payson Friends of Jazz will host a concert by local artists Dr Jass & The Heartbeats.

Gospel concert

The First Southern Baptist Church of Payson will present a free performance by the Bost Family Traditions at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 11. The church is at the corner of West Bonita and Colcord. 

After eight years on the road and more than 1,000 live performances — the Bost Family Traditions have developed a highly entertaining, family-style show normally associated with seasoned Branson acts.

Arizona’s First Family of Entertainment is a nine-piece, family entertainment company from Cochise County, Ariz. The band has been playing full-time for the past seven years from Branson to Portland and in between.

To learn more, call (928) 474-3374.

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Dr Jass & the Heartbeats will bring Heart and Soul Original American Music and New Orleans-Style Traditional Jazz At It’s Best to fans at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

Jazz concert

Dr Jass & The Heartbeats will bring heart and soul original American music and New Orleans-style traditional jazz at its best to fans at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

Featured band members are Dr. Claudio Zamorano, cornet; Mike Buskirk, trombone and double-billed euphonium; Dale Knighton, banjo, guitar, vocals and noisemakers; Suzanne Knighton, bass, guitar, vocals and noisemakers; Hawkeye Mathews, clarinet; and Gerry Reynolds, drums.

With the music of Dr Jass & The Heartbeats you just can’t stop tapping your toe — you want to dance. This band really swings. The roots of this music are found in early 20th century New Orleans marching bands that led mourners to funerals and then away to celebrate those at final rest.

The CPC has plenty of parking and easy access to an air-conditioned sanctuary having ample seating.

A $5 per person donation is requested and includes refreshments. An RSVP is not required, but recommended.

For reservations, e-mail to gerry-reynolds@hotmail.com or call (602) 619-3355.

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