Armstrong, Ellington, Sinatra Coming to Teaneck Library

Composer, reed player Libby Richman leads an ensemble that plays original contemporary jazz.

Libby Richman/Photo provided
Libby Richman/Photo provided

Join jazz saxophonist Libby Richman for a musical journey at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.

Together we will visit the origins of jazz as we listen to ragtime and dixieland music. 

We will hear from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra.  We’ll make a stop in the Swing Era, and maybe Elvis will enter the building!  All aboard!

Composer, reed player Libby Richman leads an ensemble that plays original contemporary jazz. Her sound echoes the influences of Classical, Latin, and Pop music. She is a Meet the Composer grant recipient.  Her love of guitar inspired the music for “Open Strings,” her latest recording.  She has traveled widely as a professional musician, leading her jazz quartet and as a side musician for big bands and touring musical theater productions.

Libby has shared the stage with jazz luminaries Lou Donaldson, guitarist John Hart, Cameron Brown, Virginia Mayhew, Eddie Bert, and drummer Sylvia Cuenca. As a side musician she has performed with Leslie Gore, Martha Reeves, The Shirelles, The Earls, The Duprees, The Kit McClure Big Band, and the Guy Lombardo Orchestra.

Libby lives in the Bronx and performs all over the tri-state area. In addition to jazz concerts, she entertains in residences and for senior groups with her Musical Journey programs.

Originally from Indiana, Libby got her bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, and has studied with jazz pianist Sal Mosca, tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer, and alto saxophonist David Allan Gross.

The public is welcome to attend this free program to be held in the library auditorium and to the coffee and socializing session that precedes it at 10 a.m.  

The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.


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