First Presbyterian to Present Christmas Eve Jazz Nativity

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown will present a Jazz Nativity at 10:30 p.m. on, Tuesday, Dec. 24, featuring vocalist Alexis Cole and the Jazz Vespers Band.

Alexis Cole is the vocalist for West Point’s Jazz Knights. Her voice has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day.  She is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award and has won the New York Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions.

Cole will be joined by the Jazz Vespers band with Rob Scheps on sax and flute, Gwen Laster on violin, Tom McCoy, First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown’s house pianist/arranger/band leader, Lew Scott on bass, and Mike LaRocco on drums for a holiday celebration melding jazz and worship.

The Jazz Nativity service is free and open to all. For more information, contact the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown at 845-265-3220 or visit

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