“Sundays at Three” Concerts
The Program Committee members of the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library spend a significant amount of time each year interviewing, auditioning, selecting and funding extraordinary concerts. Concerts begin at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2:45 pm. Attendance is free and registration is not required, just come and enjoy!
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...