Jazz Concert Slated

Jazz trumpeter Ken Taylor will highlight a jazz concert on Sunday, April 6 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Payson.

Jazz trumpeter Ken Taylor will highlight a jazz concert on Sunday, April 6 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Payson.

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Jazz trumpeter Ken Taylor and jazz pianist Dave Ihlenfeld with bassist Steve Douglas and drummer Gerry Reynolds will offer an April 6 concert at the Community Presbyterian Church located at 800 W. Main St. in Payson.

Sponsors request a $5 donation for those who attend.

Taylor is a rare commodity in music; a world-class player with a passion for performing and teaching.

Ihlenfeld is the consummate jazz pianist; one who has mastered his playing style and composition skill.

Both received their advanced university education in music. Taylor a master’s degree from Miami of Ohio, with doctorate studies at the University of Cincinnati; and Ihlenfeld a master’s degree with a specialization in tuba performance.

Both have taught music at the collegiate and secondary school level, and given clinics.

Taylor studied at the Jamey Aerbersold clinic/camps furthering his jazz theory, composition and performance capability. His jazz voice on trumpet and flugelhorn will enhance this experience.

Ihlenfeld is experienced at performing live in clubs, restaurants and clinics. He plays weekly as the house pianist at the Pita Jungle jazz jam in Chandler.

This performance will be an ideal teaching experience for students. The musicians will be available after the performance to speak with anyone interested learning to play an instrument.

 To make a reservation, contact Gerry-Reynolds@hotmail.com.

Comments

H. Wm. Rhea III 8 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm not a fan of Jazz, but I don't think it's inherently bad. I do however remember many people of my great-grandmothers generation thinking it was the devil's music! But then I grew up partly with rock music and you should've heard their comments about that!

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