The Carbondale Historical Society will present “Songs of Our Life: Music to Remember,” featuring Carbondale’s own Judy Jaymes, with Frank Santoro on keyboard and Gary Brown on saxophone. The program will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at Hotel Anthracite, 25 S. Main St. in Carbondale.
The evening, a benefit for the Carbondale Historical Society, will be a musical journey through time, featuring contemporary show tunes, old standards, a little comedy and a few surprises.
Working as a registered emergency room nurse, in Scranton, Judy Jaymes is known in the area as a talented song stylist. She and her piano accompanist, Frank Santoro, have performed their cabaret-style shows in the Poconos and New York at restaurants, clubs, private parties, hotels and charitable events.
For this show, Jaymes and Santoro will recreate the music of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, including songs by America’s greatest singers and songwriters, including Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Dianne Washington and more.
Judy Jaymes was born and raised in Carbondale and studied guitar with Henry Bevacqua.
“As a professional nurse for the past 48 years, Judy knows the constant pressure and sometimes heartbreak of the hospital environment,” said Ruthanne Jones, a board member of the Historical Society. “Music is her passion and her bliss. The Carbondale Historical Society deeply appreciates the gracious support Judy is providing with her musical performance.”
Tickets are available by calling 570-282-0385 or 570-282-1690. Tickets are $25 per person and include a two-hour show, dessert and an aperitif. A cash bar will be available.