Presbybop sextet to perform for Earth Day

First Posted: 4/7/2014

First Presbyterian Church will host its final arts event of the 2013-14 season with jazz group, Presbybop Sextet, on Sunday April 27 at 4 p.m.

The program, which is free, will be in celebration for Earth Day and the return of spring. The concert will include “Beyond Banff,” a new suite inspired by the Canadian Rockies.

Featured musicians are Al Hamme on saxophones, Michael Carbone on saxophones, Jeff Stockham on trumpet and French horn, Ron Vincent on drums, Joe Cole on bass, and pianist Bill Carter.

The Presbybop Quartet is a musical venture of Bill Carter, jazz pianist and pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit. Since 1993, the band has toured the country extensively in presenting concerts and jazz worship. They have served as the “house band” for major church conferences, led worship services for the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly, and served as “musical theologians in residence” at Princeton Theological Seminary, Yale Divinity School, the Massachusetts United Church of Christ, and the Arkansas conference of the United Methodist Church.

They have appeared regularly at the Scranton Jazz Festivals. To date, Presbybop has recorded eight albums and two DVDs.

A free-will offering will be taken to help support the Arts at First Presbyterian Church series. This series is supported in part by a Lackawanna County Arts & Cultural Grant, a program of the Lackawanna County Commissioners and the Lackawanna County Council on Arts, Culture & Education; by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grant, which is administered by the Pocono Arts Council; and by gifts from individual donors.

For more information or directions, please contact First Presbyterian Church at 570-586-6306 or visit the website at

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