On Friday, Oct. 7 at 1:30 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present as part of the weekly TGIF! Series the Blue Jersey Band. All are welcome to attend this program at 550 East Broad Street.

Blue Jersey Band plays “Django, Jazz, and Bluegrazz”–swing, jazz, blues, bluegrass, gypsy jazz – something for everyone – and tunes from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.  The band is known for their tight harmonies and masterful flatpicking by two-time NJ Guitar Champion, Frank Ruck. The husband and wife duet includes Frank on mandolin, guitar, and vocals, with Ellen Ruck on guitar and vocals. 

Blue Jersey band has performed at many New Jersey libraries including Princeton, Westfield, Middletown and Randolph. They have also played as music festivals in New Canaan, Connecticut; Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Communiversity in Princeton; the New England Folk Festival in Mansfield, Massachusetts; and New Hope Arts & Crafts in Pennsylvania.

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The South Brunswick Jazz Café, Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse, Salon 33, Café 420, Halo Pub Series, Rock n Joe’s, Albert Music Hall, ArtsQuest , and the Perkins Cultural Arts Center are a few of the other venues where they have performed.

The TGIF! Series meets every Friday at 1:30 p.m. and features videos, movies, entertainment and refreshments. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, 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 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The library will be closed Monday, October 10 in honor of Columbus Day.

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.”