Brothers Four headline January concerts at Pinnacle Church

Pinnacle Presbyerian Church, 25150 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale, continues its 2014-15 Pinnacle Concert Series in January with several concerts, including a performance by the popular vocal group, The Brothers Four.

The series is presented by the church and Musical Director Brent Hylton.

Ticket prices range from free to $49.  Tickets are available online at www.pinnacleconcerts.com or at the door the day of each performance.

Following is a list of January performances:

* The Charles Lewis Quintet, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9.

Few names in the jazz community command more respect than Charles Lewis, the first jazz-category inductee of the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Born in Philadelphia, Charles began performing on piano at church functions when he was only seven years old. He moved to Arizona in 1953 to attend ASU, and formed The Charles Lewis Quintet after playing with several other bands.

The current quintet includes critically acclaimed flutist Joe Corral, the multi-talented Frank Smith on alto/tenor sax and flute, Dwight Kilian, one of the Southwest’s finest jazz bassists and Dom Moio, one of the Valley’s most in-demand drummers. Together they present an evening of unforgettable jazz music.

Premium seating is $35; general admission is $20; students are free.

* Mark Kroos brings his double-necked guitar, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16.

Mark Kroos brings his double-necked guitar to Pinnacle Presbyterian Church on Jan. 16.

Mark Kroos brings his double-necked guitar to Pinnacle Presbyterian Church on Jan. 16.

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Mark Kroos is one of the only people in the world touring with a double-necked guitar. Yes, he plays two guitar necks at the same time!

His performances burst with energy and magnetism not typical of solo guitar music. Drawing influence from folk, Celtic, indie and even punk rock artists as well as other great guitarists, Mark Kroos has developed his own edge to the acoustic guitar.

In July 2011, Mark took first place in Guitar Play Magazine’s International Guitar Superstar Competition in Nashville, prompting critics to claim his sensitivity to the music and positive energy to be truly refreshing.

Premium seating is $45; general admission is $27; main floor rear is $15; students are free.

The Brothers Four perform 4 p.m. Jan. 25.

The Brothers Four perform 4 p.m. Jan. 25.

* The Brothers Four, 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25.

The smooth musical sounds of The Brothers Four have delighted millions for 50 years. They have played thousands of college concerts, serenaded four U.S. presidents at the White House, performed with symphony orchestras and jazz stars and entertained in dozens of foreign countries.

Internationally acclaimed, they are truly “America’s Musical Ambassadors to the World.” They are known for such hits as “Yellow Bird,” “Try to Remember” and “The Green Leaves of Summer,” to name just a few.

Premium seating is $45; general admission is $27; main floor rear is $15; students are free.

* First Day, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30.

First Day performs 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

First Day performs 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

From the “First Day” these vocalists joined forces they have captivated and inspired audiences of all ages with their unique blend of a cappella music.

First Day is a five-man all-vocal band performing contemporary songs of praise in the southern gospel style. Featuring tight harmonies, deep bass, amazing vocal percussion and relevant lyrics, the group delivers a bold style of music that entertains and uplifts all who hear them.

Premium seating is $45; general admission is $27; main floor rear is $15; students are free.

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