Monday, May 10, 2010

*Ivory and Brass* Lead Worship at Cypress Church:

Christian musicians Jim and Mary Kay Altizer will be the guest worship leaders on Sunday, May 16th at Cypress Church. The couple, known in Christian music circles as *Ivory and Brass,* has also been the featured artists at churches, conferences and retreats throughout California, Oregon and Arizona.

Mary Kay Altizer is a pianist who hails originally from the Midwest. It was there that she studied to be a concert pianist while also playing viola in the Chicago Youth Symphony. She accepted Christ as a child, and has served Him ever since with both her performance and composition skills. She earned a conservatory degree in Piano Performance where she won the title of *Best Conservatory Musician.*

Jim Altizer is from Los Angeles, where he began performing on a semi-professional basis at the age of thirteen. Accepting Christ in 1972 completely changed Jim's life as he continued pursuing a career in music. Personal discipleship and accountability were an integral part of his early years, and continues to be his *heartbeat* today. Jim is unique in that he plays both the trumpet and the flute at an extremely high level. He has a Doctorate in worship studies, teaches worship leadership at Azusa Pacific University, and has served as a Minister of Worship for 22 years. Jim maintains a worship leadership website called:

*Ivory and Brass* have produced seven albums including their latest release entitled *Anamnesis.* Their music is available online at: They will be featured at both the 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sunday, May 16th at Cypress Church. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View and the public is welcome to attend. Information is available by phone at 714.952.3001. The community is invited to interact with Cypress Church on Facebook, Twitter and Livestream. The church website is:

Photo Caption: Christian musicians Jim and Mary Kay Alitzer, also known as *Ivory and Brass* will be the guest worship leaders at Cypress Church on Sunday, May 16th.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

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