Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dr. Jass, Heart Beats bring New Orleans sound

Courtesy photo - Dr. Claudio Zamorano

Festive Authentic "New Orleans" Music
Dr Jass & The Heart Beats
Coming Sunday January 9th, 2 pm
Community Presbyterian Church
800 W. Main Street, Payson

Dr Jass & The Heart Beats bring a wide variety of musical influences into their basic groove of funky, contemporary New Orleans street music, including rhythm and blues, swing, and Dixie. The group's leader, Dr. Claudio Zamorano, has extensive playing experience as a trumpeter leading a New Orleans-styled jazz band for more than fourteen years at the Hot Jazz Club of Santiago, Chile'. Obviously, American jazz has had a major impact upon the choice of music being played around the world.

This six-piece ensemble was formed this year for the purpose of entertaining those who love toe-tapping music that reaches the soul, that is joyful, and that makes one want to get up and move! The group is available for public events, dances, private parties and even weddings. The band has an exciting combination of sounds and does some vocals. They have developed their own style of "trad" jazz with more of a contemporary groove. Audiences of all ages find the music infectious and danceable.

Dr Jass & The Heart Beats features Dale Knighton on banjo, Mike Buskirk on bass trombone, Robert Tarallo on clarinet, Larry Brasen on upright bass, Gerry Reynolds on drums, and of course, Dr Claudio Zamorano on trumpet.

A donation of $5 or more for each person attending is requested at the door. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to rsvp, contact Gerry Reynolds at, or 602-619-3355.

This event is produced by the Payson Friends of Jazz volunteers in conjunction with the Community Presbyterian Church.

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