Philipstown.info presents the second in its summer Jazz Vespers in Concert Series on Saturday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m. Jazz Vespers in Concert highlights the music and musicians of First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown’s (FPCP) Jazz Vespers. The regular FPCP Jazz Vespers worship service will resume in September. Click HERE for a musical sample.
This month’s musicians
Tom McCoy has been the bandleader for the Jazz Vespers at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown since its inception in 1999. He is a pianist, composer, arranger, music educator who has backed up Ray Charles, James Taylor, Natalie Merchant, Judy Collins, Robert Goulet, Garth Hudson, Kate Pierson and many others. His work has been heard on national television and his original musical The Battle of the Orphans was mounted locally at the Depot Theater.
Ed Xiques is active in New York as a saxophonist/woodwind player and composer. He has performed and recorded extensively with many artists including Herb Pomeroy, Jaki Byard, Woody Herman, The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, Aerosmith, The Jackson Five, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Ray Charles, Liza Minnelli and more. He is on the faculty of Vassar College.
T. Xiques grew up in Putnam Valley, an only child in a musical family. He started gigging as a professional drummer at age 15 and continued on to tour across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Malaysia. He is a multi instrumenatalist who freelances in all styles of contemporary popular music. He has performed with Larry Coryell, George Garzone, Jay Anderson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bill Crow, Nick Brignola, Garth Hudson, Luis Perdomo and countless others. You can find out about his latest project at WeMustBe.com.
Lew Scott has performed with such notables as Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, Herb Ellis, George Coleman, Dave Liebman, Anita O’Day, Mark Murphy, Robert Goulet and many others.
Philipstown.info is located at 69 Main St. in Cold Spring. The event is free, but seating is limited.