Friday, February 6, 2015

Free Concert at Bernardsville Public Library

Richard Reiter & Tricia Slafta
Join us at Bernardsville Public Library on Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 pm for a free concert by 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 both to listen and dance to their exciting music. The group features Mr. Reiter on saxophone, clarinet and flute, and vocalist Tricia Slafta, accompanied by keyboard, bass and drums. Their repertoire includes “Our Love is Here to Stay,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “As Time Goes By,” “Sing Sing Sing,” and “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. It’s free and no sign-up is needed. There will be light refreshments. Doors open at 2:45 pm. For further information, call the library at 908-766-0118.

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