Upcoming Dates

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Presbybop Trio on Ice - 1:00 - 3:00 pm
426 S State Street
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
(570) 586-9684 [map]
Price: Free

Bill Carter, Tony Marino, and Mike Carbone bring some sanctified bebop to the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. They might just defrost the whole thing.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Mardi Gras Jazz Worship - 10:00 am
300 School Street
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
570-586-6306 [map]
Price: Free and open to the public

In a cold and frosty land, our jazz will thaw every heart! Bill will bring the South Abington Stompers, a Presbybop affiliate, back to this mountain town for our last hurrah before Lent.

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Bloomsburg University
Jazz Goes to Mass - TBA
400 E 2nd St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 389-4000 [map]

Bill presents the "Vince Guaraldi Mass" and a jazz version of the William Byrd Mass. More information forthcoming.

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Finger Painting: the Jazz of Herbie Hancock - 4:00 pm
300 School Street
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
570-586-6306 [map]
Price: Free and open to the community

Bill will convene a sextet of great musicians to create - and re-create - the acoustic music of Herbie Hancock. With Tony Marino on bass, Tyler Dempsey on drums, Andrew Williams on trumbones, Jeff Stockham on trumpet, and Mike Carbone on sax and flute.

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Alive to Thrive - A Jazz Retreat on the Psalms
Abiquiu, NM [map]
Price: See the website

Bill Carter returns to the high desert of New Mexico to lead a retreat for church leaders. Here is the description from the website: 


St. Irenaeus is said to have declared, “The glory of God is the person who is totally alive.” It is a beautiful sentiment but a challenge to achieve. This is especially true for those who serve congregations as pastors and lay preachers. The work can be exhausting and could deplete soul, mind, and body. This retreat will focus on the question, “What would bring us totally alive?” How might each of us embody the Incarnation? Where might the Holy Spirit be inviting us to live whole, holy, and integrated lives?


With the psalms as our soundtrack, this retreat will be led by Bill Carter who describes his work as a “jazz pastor.” Join in a series of conversations about developing a pastoral life that is vibrant, creative, humane, and syncopated, all in service to the Risen Christ whose desire is that we flourish in his ministry


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Upcoming Dates

  • 02/16/2019
    Everything Natural - Clarks Summit, PA
  • 03/03/2019
    First Presbyterian Church - Clarks Summit, PA
  • 03/07/2019
    Bloomsburg University - Bloomsburg, PA

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