The Elm City All Stars – May 1

Jazz at the Museum–The Elm City All Stars; May 1, 2010

The Nutley Historical Society will host the fifth installment of 
“Jazz at the Museum,” an evening of music Saturday, May 1, 7:30 p.m., 
at the Nutley Museum, 65 Church St., featuring the Elm City All Stars.

The Elm City quartet is composed of Dan Rausch of New Haven, Conn. 
(also known as “The Elm City”) on keyboard and vocals; Dante 
Guariglia, a former Nutley resident, on electric guitar; Harry 
Lawler, a Carlstadt resident, on bass and acoustic guitar, and 
Michael Gabriele on saxophone and clarinet. Gabriele is a 1971 
graduate of Nutley High School and a former editor of The Nutley Sun 

Musical selections will feature jazz standards, rock tunes, blues and 
ballads, including “Out of Nowhere,” “Autumn Leaves,” “My Funny 
Valentine,” “Moondance,” “Equinox” and “Stormy Monday Blues.” In 
recent years, the Elm City All Stars have performed at outdoor 
festivals in Passaic and sessions in Clifton, East Rutherford, Newark 
and Jersey City.

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. A “free-will” donation of $5 per person 
is suggested. The evening will include complementary beverages and 
snacks and the audience will be cordially invited to tour the museum 
during intermission. Domenick Tibaldo is the president of the Nutley 
Historical Society.

The Mike Luipersbeck Jazz Group launched the “Jazz at the Museum” 
series with a performance in November 2008. The Clifton-based combo 
was featured in two other sessions: in May and October 2009. Last 
February, the series continued with Nutley musician Melanie Mitrano 
and her group.

Founded March 5, 1945, the Nutley Historical Society is a not-for-
profit organization dedicated to serve the educational, cultural and 
historical needs of the community. Events such as live-music programs 
are designed to support those efforts as well as help introduce 
residents to the organization and the museum.