The Westfield Memorial Library will present the Blue Jersey Band on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. for an afternoon of lively entertainment. The Library is located at 550 East Broad Street.
Blue Jersey Band brings an eclectic mix of swing, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass to their performances. With Frank Ruck on mandolin, guitar and vocals, Ellen Ruck on guitar and vocals, and Mike Sutton on bass guitar, they provide a lively and swinging time of music.
Their influences include: Django Reinhardt, Tony Rice, David Grisman, and Freddie Green. They have played for Musikfest, Albert Music Hall, Communiversity, Café Improv, and the New England Folk Festival, as well as Swingin' Tern, Princeton Country Dancers, Pine Lakes Summer Series, ArtsQuest, Halo Pub Series, Minstrel Show, New Hope Arts Festival, Chico's House of Jazz, South Brunswick Jazz Café and Vindian Gallery in NYC.
Their other bands have included: Ex-Tradition, Ragman, Baroque to Bossa Nova, and Rum & Onions Band.
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. Visit www.wmlnj.org and click on the “About Us” tab 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 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and closed on Sunday until Sept. 20.
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.”