Sundays at Three
A free concert with New Jersey’s most popular swing combo. The Richard Reiter Swing Band will perform familiar standards from the swing era, and the audience is invited to both listen and dance to their exciting music.
The group features Reiter on saxophone, clarinet and flute, and vocalist Tricia Slafta, accompanied by keyboard, bass and drums. Repertoire includes: “Our Love is Here to Stay,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “As Time Goes By,” “Sing Sing Sing,” “Jump Jive an’ Wail.”
Richard Reiter, an Emmy award-winning composer, has performed as guest jazz saxophone soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, featured artist on PBS television, on-stage clarinet soloist in Bob Fosse’s Broadway musical “Dancin’,” and backup for such notables as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mathis, Cher, Temptations, and the Supremes.
Of Reiter’s group, Gil Perlroth wrote in the Westport (Connecticut) News: “Focused around Richard Reiter’s soaring sax and Tricia Slafta’s beautiful voice, the RICHARD REITER SWING BAND has a great feel for this music…the audience cheered and gave them a standing ovation.”
This concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library. There is no charge to attend and no sign-up is needed. Doors open at 2:45 pm.Read more...
Rhonda Denét and the Silver Fox Duo will perform “Mostly Motown,” a review of classic rhythm & blues and soul of the 1960s and 1970s with a focus on songs from Motown’s heyday. Featured songs were made famous by female artists Aretha Franklin, Martha & The Vandellas, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and Roberta Flack as well as male artists Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Al Greene.
Founder and performer Rhonda Denét will present her unique interpretations of these classic songs. Through the music, the magic and the message, there is something for everyone. The group expertly brings this music to life sparking memories and inspiring a sing-along across generations. During the performance, interesting trivia about some of the songs featured is also shared.
This concert is funded by The Friends of the Bernardsville Library. There is no charge to attend. No sign-up is needed. Doors open at 2:45 pm.Read more...