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Dr. Jass & the Heartbeats will perform original American music and New Orleans-style traditional jazz at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

Dr. Jass & the Heartbeats will perform original American music and New Orleans-style traditional jazz at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.

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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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