The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in Delaware Water Gap, PA presented Mark Hamza and the Great Swamp Blues Band on Sunday July 25th as part of their Summer Gazebo Concert Series. Since it had rained earlier that day, the crowd that gathered was a small one. However, their enthusiasm for the music and the manner it was performed made it a pleasant afternoon to share one another’s company.
The Band consisted of Mark Hamza on organ, Andrei Korbonics on drums, Ken Berry on saxophone, and Jim Daniels on Trombone. Although they presented several of their own compositions, their bluesy treatment of some familiar tunes brought even broader smiles to those who recognized them. And, for those who didn’t, the uncovering of the camouflaged rendition of the piece inspired a “Aha” smile all the same. In any case, the smooth sounds of Mark’s now famous organ and the rest of the Great Swamp Blues Band struck a mesmerizing cord in all who heard it.
I also served alongside with a umber of the church’s membership in the concession area which served baked goods, fruit, hot dogs, and drinks. It was a fun experience as I got to meet several hungry people. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society PCOM Gazebo Concerts 2010 Gallery at www.myspace.com/forwardian_arts.
The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain (PMOC) holds their weekly concert at their Gazebo every Sunday from 6pm until 7:30pm running from the months of June until August. They are free and open to the public with concessions available for purchase. When it rains (or if rain is expected), the concert moves inside the church itself. Their next installment of their Gazebo Concert Series will be Camp Jazz featuring those who attended the Celebration of the Art Summer Camp for young Jazz musicians on Sunday August 1st beginning at a special time at 5pm. Please Explore The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain Website at www.churchofthemountain.org or call 570-476-0345 for more information.