Upcoming Dates

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

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Bill preaches on a national radio show - Check your listings or listen online

Through the magic of Memorex (remember that?), Bill offers a sermon on this venerable radio ministry. In fact, on this day, he will tell a Brubeck story. Check out - and please support - this ecumenical outreach!

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Solo Concert - with Unisong - 3:30 pm
1115 North Abington Rd
Waverly, PA 18471
(570) 586-8191 [map]
Price: TBA

Details forthcoming

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Bill preaches on a national radio show - Check your listings or listen online

Bill offers a sermon for the second week in a row on this wonderful radio ministry. Tune in - and you may hear some of our music!

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Jazz Vespers - 5:00 pm
5299 Jamesville Road
Dewitt, NY 13214
315-446-0960 [map]

Bill returns to a jazz vespers that he helped to start 18 years ago. It will be a grand reunion! More information TBA.

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Jazz and Sermon @ Eagles Mere - 10:00 am
23 Pennsylvania Avenue
Eagles Mere, PA 17731 [map]
Price: Free and open to the public

Bill returns to the mountains of Eagles Mere to preach and play some jazz piano

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

An evening of jazz with the Presbybop Quintet - 7:30 pm
991 State Highway 12
Greene, NY
607 656-8499 [map]
Price: $13

A swinging evening with great musicians! More info forthcoming.

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

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

It's our annual jazz hootenanny, with a cast of swinging saints

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

2019 Sacred Music Symposium
418 East 34th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
317-923-5458 [map]
Price: TBA

Bill will present on jazz in worship at this regional symposium. Contact the church for details.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Event: Transitional Ministry Education
64 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 [map]
Price: See the website

Bill returns to speak, teach, preach, and play some jazz at a learning event for transitional ministry

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Jazz, Preaching, and Fun with APCE
100 Arthur J Moore Dr
St. Simons Island, GA [map]
Price: See the website

Bill returns to preach, lead worship, improvise on some hymns, and generally jazz up a regional conference of church educators

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Jazz for the Holidays - Time TBA
200 E. Main St
Endicott, NY 13760
(607)748-9651 [map]
Price: TBA

The Presbybop Christmas Eve offers a holiday concert for our friends in the Southern Tier of New York

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Jazz Christmas Eve - 11:00 pm
300 School Street
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 18411
5705866306 [map]
Price: Free and open to the public

Who needs candles when you have the Presbybop Christmas Eve band burning the air on Christmas Eve?

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

An evening of jazz piano with Bill Carter - TBA
12705 SR 64 E
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34212, FL
(941) 753-7778 [map]
Price: TBA

Information forthcoming