Hear Pancrazi Jazz Quartet Jan. 13


Pete Pancrazi

Pete Pancrazi

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Pete Pancrazi

Jazz guitar vocalist Pete Pancrazi and his quartet will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

Pete Pancrazi was named by Downbeat Magazine as the “one to watch,” and audiences around Arizona voted him “Jazz Guitar Player of the Year.”

A graduate of the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, he was awarded the Berklee Performer/Songwriter Award four times, and won the Berklee Songwriter competition two times.

While he is a gifted jazz guitarist, Pete appeals to most with his vocal renditions of timeless swing and pop standards. For sure, fans of the guitar, and of instrumental jazz will enjoy Pete’s playing. Add Pete’s special vocal stylings to the mix of highly popular tunes that he has prepared, and you are in store for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of live music.

Pete, with pianist Claudia Bloom, bassist Vic Kottner, and local drummer Gerry Reynolds, will form the jazz quartet.

The monthly jazz series at the Community Presbyterian Church is supported solely by donations received at the door, and by the Payson Friends of Jazz who volunteer. Refreshments will be served.

An RSVP is encouraged — send an e-mail to Gerry-Reynolds@hotmail.com.

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