Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Noted jazz vocalists return to Payson

the Soul Sisters

piano jazz vocalist
Judy Roberts  --  Jazz veteran & Grammy nominee

jazz & soul vocalist
Renee Patrick --  A Rising Phoenix Star

Special Performance Date: Fourth Sunday, November 25th, 2 - 4 p.m.

Payson Community Presbyterian Church
800 West Main Street, Payson

Information and seating:   Minimum $5 donation includes refreshments.

A rising star, jazz and soul vocalist Renee Patrick teams up with multiple Grammy nominee piano jazz vocalist Judy Roberts, in a special Payson performance designed to entertain those of all ages and musical tastes.

Larry Rodgers of the Arizona Republic wrote the headline: "Hidden gems: Arizona singer Renee Patrick growing fans." Indeed, her career has taken off, and she now performs weekly in valley venues such as Malee's Thai Bistro in Scottsdale, The Grill at the Wigwam Resort, Remington's in Scottsdale, Sassi's in Scottsdale, and less often at Asia in Mesa. She recently added several other five-star venues. Ms. Patrick was raised by musical parents, it's hard to ignore that music is deeply rooted within her. Her mother, Teresa Richardson, performed on many MoTown Recordings, while her father, George Grant, sang as an Ink Spot.

Piano jazz vocalist Judy Roberts has been nominated a number of times for a Grammy Award. A headlining artist at Chicago's most exclusive hotels and clubs for many years, she relocated to Phoenixfive years ago only to find that her fame and devoted fans followed her here -- she continues to performfive days a week at Remington's in Scottsdale. She does take time away from her schedule to perform at such places as the Monterey Jazz Festival, or the Jazz Showcase in Chicago. Regarding a visit Ms Robert's made to Chicago, Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune said it was "A poignant return for former Chicagoan Judy Roberts," as Ms. Roberts remains very popular there still. How lucky we are to have her here!

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