Richard Reiter Swing Band

  • Event date:
    September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Presenter:
    Richard Reiter
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Location: Winter Room
  • Type of event: Music & Concerts
The RICHARD REITER SWING BAND, New Jersey's most popular swing combo, performs exciting standards from the swing era, highlighting America's greatest composers, including Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, and Ellington..  The group features Reiter on saxophone, clarinet and flute, plus vocalist Tricia Slafta, accompanied by keyboard, bass and drums.  Repertoire includes:  "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Sing Sing Sing,"  and many jump swing tunes (early Rock 'n Roll) including "Jump Jive n' Wail", "Kansas City" and "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie." 


Richard Reiter, an Emmy Award winning composer, has performed as guest jazz saxophone soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, featured artist on PBS television, on-stage clarinet soloist in Bob Fosse's Broadway musical "Dancin'," and backup for such notables as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Nancy Wilson.

Of Reiter's group, Gil Perlroth wrote in the Westport (Connecticut) News:  "Focused around Richard Reiter's soaring sax and Tricia Slafta's beautiful voice, the RICHARD REITER SWING BAND has a great feel for this music...the audience cheered and gave them a standing ovation."  This program is free.  No tickets are necessary.  Seats are on a first come basis.   

Watch their video at, swing band link.

  • Contact

  • Denise Laude
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100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 201.529.READ