First Presbyterian Jazz Nativity Returns

Lew Scott on bass, Mike La Rocco on drums, at a previous Jazz Vespers performance.  Photo by M. Turton

Annual service set for Dec. 17

The First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown at 10 Academy St. in Cold Spring will host its annual Jazz Nativity service at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, with Tom McCoy, the director of music, on piano and vocalist Marty Elkins, drummer Mike LaRocco, bassist Lew Scott and Rob Scheps playing saxophone and flute.

Lew Scott on bass and Mike La Rocco on drums at a 2015 Jazz Vespers performance. (File photo by Michael Turton)

The group will perform jazz renditions of familiar Christmas music and invite participants to sing along. There is no admission charge but contributions are welcome. A wine and cheese reception follows the music.

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