Singer-Songwriter A.J. Odneal

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 town. Here’s a cover of the

Marimba Soundscapes with Marilyn Clark Silva

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 to create mysterious, resonant soundscapes. Here’s

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, masks, and falling COVID infection rates,

Vocal Looping with Holly Pyle

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 vocal arrangements. She now lives in Los

Classical Clarinet with Erin Finkelstein

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 Thursday, April 14.

Jazz with Renee Patrick and Nicole Pesce

UUCP’s service on Sunday, March 27, features jazz by vocalist Renee Patrick and pianist Nicole Pesce. Renee is a powerful, personal singer. Her father was a member of the legendary doo wop group the Ink Spots, her mother sang in Motown, and Renee includes their songs in her performances. Pianist Nicole Pesce has played at