Trumpet player Dan Reed and pianist Nicole Pesce will share the spotlight in a concert Sunday, Sept. 20, which individuals may attend in person, at Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. Hutton Drive, or view online, at bhcsuncity.com.
The concert begins at 6 p.m. and there is no charge for admission. Those opting to attend the live performance in the church sanctuary must wear face masks and will adhere to social distancing.
Dan Reed began studying trumpet at age 9, in his hometown of St. Louis. During high school, he played with the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. Following graduation from the University of Indiana, with a degree in music performance, he played two years with Carnival Cruise Lines and then 18 years with Princess Cruise Lines, where he was director of music. Since moving to Arizona in 2011, Mr. Reed has been busy playing as featured musician in many bands. He recently started forming his own groups, under the name “Dan Reed’s Music—Keeping it Fun.”
Nicole Pesce began playing piano at age 7 and quickly committed more than 100 songs to memory. Three years later, she had memorized more than 500 songs and won first place in the Discovery National Television Competition. At 14, Ms. Pesce appeared on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. She has performed with such notables as Debbie Reynolds, Rich Little, Buddy Greco, Pat Boone, Lew King and Barbara Stanwyck. She has composed more than 300 songs and was commissioned to write the title track for “Amanda,” a work dedicated to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.