Thursday, November 6, 2014


Remember a time when you went looking for some
entertainment, where live music was played in an
intimate setting and you would grab a seat near the
piano player, visit with your friends, sit and listen
and reflect and lose your troubles for a little while.
There would be a bass player and a drummer too,
and maybe singer performing time honored
renditions that brought you home, and made you
smile and move with the pulse. Tunes like "Take
The A Train," "Stompin' At The Savoy," "Stella By
Starlight,""King Of The Road," and many others
that you don't hear hardly anymore. If you
remember a time, and what to relive it, be at
Sunday's  2 pm jazz performance at the Community
Presbyterian Church.  It's one of the best entertainment
bargains in Arizona!    

Lew Turano performing on an Adriatic cruise

Sunday, November 9th 2 - 4 pm
Community Presbyterian Church
800 W. Main  St., Payson 
Lew Turano on piano,
John Hesterman on bass and vocals,
and Gerry Reynolds on drums.

Lew Turano is returning to Arizona for his annual winter
visit. For some time Lew and his wife, Rosemary have
come over from their home in Sedona to support the
performances at the church. A fine musician himself, this
time Lew will be performing for us. We are very grateful,
and I'm sureyou will enjoy his broad range of piano stylings.
Lew began his classical studies at age 7 on the east coast.
While never abandoning the piano during a 35-year career
in business, he has enjoyed playing and performing upon
retiring. Lew has accompanied vocalists around Arizona
as well as on the east coast. He is a fan of the Great
American Songbook, and also enjoys classical, blues,
and popular tunes. He is what some may call a classical
jazz pianist.

John Hesterman is no stranger to music fans in Arizona.
For many years he played professionally with a number of
well known musicians, including Claire Wiley. A gifted
studio musician, John is able to play in any style for any
occasion. He will be playing one of his vintage electric
basses. He has a beautiful singing voice as well, and he
will be featured on a number of tunes. John now makes
Payson his home. How lucky we are to have him in
Rim Country.

Please let us know if you plan to attend, if possible, by
returning an e-mail to,
or leaving a message at 602-619-3355.

A $5 donation at the door gratefully accepted.

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