Tabla Improvisation with Shreyas Iyer

Sunday, May 8 UUCP’s service on Sunday, May 8, will feature the rhythmic improvisation of tabla player Shreyas Iyer. Shreyas grew up in India and fell in love as a young child with the tabla, the twin hand drums of Hindustani classical music. He now performs on tabla and runs the Dhaa School...

Singer-Songwriter A.J. Odneal

Sunday, May 1 UUCP’s service on Sunday, May 1, features singer-songwriter AJ Odneal. AJ is an indie folk singer/songwriter influenced by pop and jazz. She uses guitar and ukulele to accompany her smooth vocals. Odneal’s original songs burst with love and understanding, and her gentle covers make her a favorite at venues around...

Marimba Soundscapes with Marilyn Clark Silva

Sunday, April 24 For UUCP’s Earth Day service this Sunday, our guest musician is percussionist Marilyn Clark Silva. Marilyn is a classically-trained mallet percussionist, a dancer, and an avante-garde composer. Her original compositions blend balletic movement with percussion performance and long-form looping. Marilyn’s album “Elemental” evokes the wonder of nature by layering marimba and other percussion...

Return of the UUCP Choir!

In the COVID era, choral singing has been a “super-spreading event”, and almost no one has had to alter their lives during the pandemic as much as singers. During the last two years, UUCP’s choir made extensive use of collaborative video and home recording, but with beautiful weather, vaccinations,...

Vocal Looping with Holly Pyle

Sunday, April 10 UUCP’s service on Sunday, April 10, will feature the contemporary songwriting of vocalist Holly Pyle. Holly was a favorite vocalist and songwriter in Phoenix for many years, leading the dreamy progressive jazz/soul band House of Stairs, and performing solo shows that used live looping to create elaborate and dynamic...

Classical Clarinet with Erin Finkelstein

Sunday, April 3 UUCP’s service on Sunday, April 3 features clarinetist Erin Finkelstein. Erin plays as an extra with the Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera, and each summer at the world-class Carmel Bach Festival. Her chamber group, Urban Nocturnes, is performing a benefit concert for Ukraine relief in the UUCP sanctuary on...