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
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.