On Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will host a program on Bail Reform, and on Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m., the Joel Zelnik Trio will present “Tony Bennett and Bill Evans: The Legendary Recordings.” The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.
On January 1, 2017, the New Jersey bail reform/speedy trial law (L. 2014, c. 31), went into effect. This new law represents one of the most dramatic changes to the criminal justice system in many years.
New Jersey has shifted from a system in which a defendant’s pretrial release is dependent upon his or her ability to post monetary bail, to one in which the defendant’s release is dependent upon his or her risk of failing to appear for court and the danger that he or she presents to the community.
Presented by a representative of the Superior Court of New Jersey, this program is open to the public, and registration is not required.
Bill Evans, regarded as one of the most important and influential jazz pianists of all time, rarely accompanied singers, so when he and Tony Bennett teamed up to create, “The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album” in 1975, it was hailed as one of the greatest jazz duets of all times.
The Joel Zelnik Trio relives the magic of these duets. Mr. Zelnik met Bill Evans when the two pianists alternated sets at the landmark Top of the Gate in NYC. Along with the Grammy-nominated jazz singer Annette Sanders, Brian Glassman on bass and David Cox on drums, the Trio will capture the vitality of the duet.
They’ll perform such greats as But Beautiful, Days of Wine and Roses and Waltz for Debbie.
The Joel Zelnik program is 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 our website to see if your library participates.) To register, 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 closed on Sunday for the summer.
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.”