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Bob Smolenski joined with local musicians Gerry Reynolds and Mike Buskirk to form the Payson Jazz Trio.

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Appraiser turned musician riffs on oft-delayed dream

Bob Smolenski understands about life and dreams — and patience. That’s because like many other Rim Country residents, he worked his whole life, pursued three different careers and always put practicalities over passion — until he discovered his art.


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