WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Community Swing Band “Nostalgia,” a 16-piece ensemble, will hold a free performance in Mindowaskin Park Thursday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. Band members—musicians who have performed with big bands and other ensembles throughout the New York and New Jersey area—perform under the leadership of Sal Melillo and are conducted by Sam Calello.
Enjoy a virtual journey through time with the sounds and styles of the Big Band era. Featured soloist Katie Ladd will sing “Night and Day” by Cole Porter, “When I Fall in Love” by Natalie Cole and “Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen. Another featured soloist, Edward Boutross, will perform “Our Love is Here to Stay” by George Gershwin, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Frank Sinatra and “Come Fly With Me” by Michael Buble.
Additional selections that evening will include classicssuch as Count Basie’s “Until I Met You,” Duke Ellington’s “Perdido” and Artie Shaw’s “Begin the Beguine” and “Star Dust.”
Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs. The Westfield Community Concert Band is sponsored by the Westfield Recreation Department, Bruce Kaufmann, director. For more information, call the rec department at 908-789-4080 or the band at 908-342-2227 or visit www.nostalgiathebigband.com.