"Speaking of Music..." A moderated speaking/interview/discussion panel featuring artists connected with the music business both behind the scenes and front of stage, followed by a live music concert featuring the music of the genre.
Listen to a broadcast with WPKN Radio General manager Steve Di Costanzo as he interviews author Michael Friedman and Roger Kaufman about a "Speaking of Music..." event at The Westport Library for the book launch of “EXPOSED”. We discuss the event as well as playing music selected by Michael with stories and chatter surrounding the music, the book, music life in the 60's... and all things hilarious. Replay HERE.
Old School Revue with The Saugatuck Horns is a classic 5+ -piece show and soul band featuring current/former Blues Brothers, Tower of Power, and Average White Band frontmen vocalists: Tommy "Pipes” McDonald, Johnny Rosch, Bobby Harden, Tom Bowes and other notable performers such as Stephanie Harrison, Bobby Harden, Jonny Rosch, Victoria Cave, Timmy Maia and Joe Meo.
A show band for concert venues or ideal in dance clubs with old soul grooves and swing tunes all night long. The band plays “Absolutely none of today’s favorite music...” - from campy instrumentals during a low key “dinner set” followed by “showtime” - all with a unique and classic mixture of R & B, Soul, Movie /TV Themes.
See and hear the band HERE.
Female Vocal Revue
Highlighting the vocal artistry of outstanding female vocalists deserving wider recognition, the Female Vocal Revue presents a 90-minute dinner show or dancing with a 5-piece band.
The John Tropea Band is comprised of New York’s (triple scale) session and studio players with over 500 records cut between them. John is a premier guitarist and currently Steve Cropper’s bandmate in The Original Blues Brothers Band. John’s band features Lou Marini-S, Shawn Pelton or Lee Finkelstein-D, Chris Palmero, B3. Zev Katz B,Will Lee-or Neil Jason.
$20 cover, based on availability.
The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as hailed by the Washington Post, and is rapidly becoming the leading professional ragtime orchestra in the United States. Formed by young virtuoso Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland in 2010, the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era – Ragtime, Theater, and Dance music, along with underscoring classic silent films using the original orchestral scores of the late 1800s and early 1900s, by composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, W.C. Handy, Victor Herbert, George M. Cohan, and of course, the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin.