The three-part Weiss Family Jazz Series at the Westfield Memorial Library continues on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. with the MRB Jazz Project. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.
Established with a bequest to the Westfield Memorial Library Foundation, the Weiss Family Jazz Series commemorates longtime library patrons Joseph and Dorothy Weiss.
The MRB Jazz Project is a trio comprised of Michael Pasqua on piano, Bruce Riccitelli on percussion and Gerry Babo on acoustic bass. They have performed at numerous private clubs, corporate events and fund-raising affairs, as well as libraries, colleges and universities since the group’s inception in 2005.
Their repertoire encompasses music that virtually spans the past ninety years of American songwriting, including classic jazz compositions, along with their unique interpretations of the Great American Songbook.
From romantic ballads to up-tempo swing tunes, be-bop to jazz waltzes, MRB Jazz always weaves a diverse tapestry of music to appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes. The trio often further seasons their music with some sultry Brazilian bossa novas or other Latin inflected tunes.
Attendees should sign up for the program as jazz programs at the library are always filled to capacity. The program is free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check the library’s website to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908-789-4090 option 0.
Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library — the community’s destination for discovery and ideas — engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information call 908-789-4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”