Friday, July 20, 2018

Jazz Summer Series at Rutherfurd Hall

2018 Jazz Summer Series

WHEN: Friday nights at 7:30 pm
Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517 in Allamuchy, NJ conveniently located just off Interstate 80 at exit 19. They can be reached at (908) 852-1894 Ext 338.

This summers jazz series will feature two of the best swinging big bands you will ever hear and an outstanding quartet with an amazing vocalist.

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Pat Longo’s Hollywood East Coast Big Band 
Tribute to Stan Kenton
WHEN: July 27th
$35 in advance. (Seating limited to 110)

From playing Orchestra to the Marine Corps; Pat played clarinet and saxophone for the Second Marine Air Wing Band to playing for the Jimmy Dorsey Band and The Harry James Orchestra. Pat decided to start his own band in 1978 playing songs for HBO’s ‘The Sopranos’ episodes, the Academy Awards Governor’s Ball and many more.

Allan Harris_micThe Allan Harris Quartet
Music of Nat King Cole and Eddie Jefferson

WHEN: August 24th
: $30 in advance. (Seating limited to 120)

The outstanding and internationally renowned vocalist, guitarist and composer Allan Harris sums up his personal perspective on music in clear and straightforward terms. “There is nothing that I have found that defines and gives credence to my place in this wild and mysterious universe than this thing called music.” Over the past 20 years, Harris has steadily developed his reputation as one of the finest vocalists of his era. In addition to his recordings, he has performed on a worldwide stage that has taken him to prestigious international festivals and halls in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as the 2012 Olympics in London. At home, he has toured nationally at festivals and top venues, including New York’s Lincoln Center and D.C.’s Kennedy Center. He has received numerous awards, including the New York Nightlife Award for “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” (which he won three times), the Backstage Bistro Award for “Ongoing Achievement in Jazz,” the Harlem Speaks “Jazz Museum of Harlem Award,” and the DownBeat Critic’s Poll Award for “Rising Star Vocalist.”

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The NY NJ All-Star Big Band
Tribute to Count Basie
WHEN: September 21st
$35 in advance. (Seating limited to 110)

This swinging big band is comprised of outstanding musicians who have played under Basie, Ellington, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Wynton Marsalis and so many others.

Tickets can be purchased easily from the convenience of your home online at and will be available locally in Hackettstown at Mama’s CafĂ© Baci & Panther Valley Pharmacy on June 1st.

This year’s summer jazz series is sponsored by “Scala Memorial Home” on High street in Hackettstown, NJ.

Produced by Coyne Enterprises, Inc. in cooperation with Rutherfurd Hall and WRNJ Radio.