PRCC is in the Bedford-Pound Ridge Record Review!

On July 5, 2019, an article on PRCC’s response to the Special General Conference of the global United Methodist Church’s decision regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion was published in the Record Review. Attached is a link to the article by Jackie Roman (page 6) and advertisement (page 18).

“PRCC veering from church policy” by Jackie Roman

Statement of Inclusion Advertisement

Upcoming Jazz Vespers with Lucy Yeghiazaryan

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LUCY YEGHIAZARYAN, voice

Grant Stewart, saxophone

Pete Malinverni, piano

Paul Sikivie, bass

Steve Williams, drums

Please join us on May 19th at 4pm for Jazz Vespers featuring Lucy Yeghiazaryan. Singing sensation Lucy Yeghiazaryan was born in a small province of Armenia and moved to The United States in 2001 at the age of 11. She has been an active member of the Jazz community in and outside of the country since her teenage years.  In New York, Yeghiazaryan can be found playing at Smalls, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and Smoke. Lucy leads a regular Tuesday session at Mezzrow Jazz Club and has a monthly residency at the historic Showman's Jazz Club in Harlem with her organ trio. 

Yeghiazaryan has shared the stage with Grant Stewart, Winard Harper, Herold Mabern, Don Braden, Steve Williams, Rodney Whitaker, Terell Stafford, Bernadette Peters, Arto Tuncboyaciyan and many more. She has served as a resident vocalist for the National Armenian Jazz Orchestra for various performance seasons and was one of the 10 finalists in the International Monk Jazz Competition in 2015. Yeghiazaryan is a member of the jazz faculty at Temple University and will release her debut album, BLUE HEAVEN, on Celler Live Records in 2019. 

In addition to her work as a straight-ahead jazz vocalist, Lucy plays violin and sings in the acapella group YY Sisters who perform medieval Armenian/modern folk music and enjoy wide recognition within the Armenian community.

Upcoming Jazz Vespers with The Ralph Lalama Quartet featuring Pete Malinverni on Piano

Ralph Lalama, tenor saxophonist

Ralph Lalama, tenor saxophonist

Please join us on April 14th for the wonderful Ralph Lalama Quartet. Tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama is a three-time Grammy winner through his work in the Joe Lovano Nonet and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He has nine CDs out as a leader and is on more than sixty recordings as a sideman. He has received praise from the likes of critics Gary Giddins, Stanley Crouch, Ben Ratliff, Ira Gitler and Zan Stewart, who put it succinctly: “Lalama is a grand, modern-minded storyteller…a first-class jazz soloist.”