Old Bridge, NJ – Sept. 19, 2016 – Respected jazz musician Gordon James returns to the Old Bridge Public Library on Sat. Oct. 8th at 2:30pm as part of its popular Second Saturday Concert Series.
Presenting a Masters of Swing lecture and performance program, James (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals) will be joined by Mike DiLorenzo (keyboards) and Jim Jacobus (drums). The concert will feature music from the swing/big band era from artists like Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Count Basie, Harry James, The Andrew Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Bobby Darin.
James is an accomplished performer, composer and recording artist with multiple CDs in the smooth jazz genre. He has performed with noted musicians including Angela Bofill, Chuck Loeb and Bob Baldwin, and has been referred to as one of the smooth jazz elites on trumpet and flugelhorn by Smoothjazz.com. James, a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Hartt College of Music, performs at jazz festivals across the US, including locally at the Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival, NJPAC Sounds of the City and Liberty State Park Summerfest. For more information, visit www.gordonjamesmusic.com.
Upcoming Second Saturday performances include The Chamlins: A Cabaret Couple on Nov. 12th. All performances are free but attendees are requested to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Old Bridge Food Pantry.
The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted “Best Public Library in Middlesex County” by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.