Monday, August 09, 2010

A Gazebo Full of Jazzy Friends

The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain (PCOM) in Delaware Water Gap, PA presented Jay Rattman and Friends on Sunday August 8th as part of their Summer Gazebo Concert Series. The warm summer day provided a fitting atmosphere in which the cool jazz created by this quartet could sooth the minds and enliven the soul of all who listened in. The large crowd that gathered sat back and enjoyed the relaxing effects of the music.

The quartet consisted of Jay Rattman on Alto Saxophone, Spencer Reed on Electric Jazz Guitar, Bobby Avey on Keyboards, and Evan Gregor on Upright Bass. After an introduction made by Bonnie Childs of The PCOM and a technical difficulty relating to the absence of a much needed cable was resolved, the friends began to play a wonderful assortment of original work alongside some jazz standards. A great many heads throughout the audience could be seen swaying back and forth leading some to begin to doze as the effects of the soft and gentle tunes led many to a dreamlike countenance. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society PCOM Gazebo Concerts 2010 Gallery at

The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain (PMOC) holds their weekly concert at their Gazebo every Sunday from 6pm until 7:30pm running until the end of 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 The Kenny Jones Quartet on Sunday August 15th. Please Explore The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain Website at or call 570-476-0345 for more information.

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