JAZZ IT UP! at Sorrento Restaurant
The popular Jazz It Up! monthly jazz and blues music concert experience invites you celebrate life with an evening of the blues on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 7pm at the La Famiglia Sorrento Restaurant, located at 631 Central Avenue in Westfield, NJ. Acclaimed jazz and blues music ensembles bring you a monthly listening experience that promises to captivate the audience on the last Wednesday of each month at this intimate venue. Come join this month's Jazz It Up! music concert artists, Filthy Rich & The Poor Boys for a special evening of classic blues and good food. Filthy Rich and the Poor Boys members include Rich MacPherson, a/k/a "Filthy Rich", Ken Nerback, a/k/a "Big Boy Kenny" and David Sang, a/k/a "Blind Dave".
Rich has played on stages from Maine to Florida, including The House of Blues in Boston, The Stanhope House in New Jersey and Manny's Car Wash and Chicago B.L.U.E.S. in New York City. He's shared the stage with blues greats including; Homesick James, William Clarke, Snooky Pryor, Little Sammy Davis, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Pinetop Perkins, Bobbie Blue Bland, Jimmy Dawkins, Honeyboy Edwards, James Cotton and Big Jack Johnson. He and the Poor Boys are featured on a live recording by Homesick James.
During a two-year hitch in the U.S. Army, Ken learned his first three guitar chords and was hooked on string instruments. He played guitar in a few "garage" bands and developed his sense of rhythm. He was even lucky enough to sit in with the late Roy Buchanan who was playing with some friends at a club in Camden, New Jersey. Ken took over the bass duties with Wreckless Abandon, and later moved on to Roadside Louie and the Dusters and Johnny Charles. Appearances with Homesick James, James Cotton, Honey Boy Edwards, Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Dawkins, Magic Slim and the Teardrops, David Maxwell, Snooky Pryor and Luther Guitar Junior Johnson gave Ken the opportunity to sharpen his skills by playing with these great blues artists. Today Ken can be heard on electric bass and upright. His love of the blues and the pure joy he experiences playing for an audience are obvious every time he takes the stage with Filthy Rich and the Poor Boys.
David grew up on Long Island, New York listening to music and learning how to play drums at an early age. Blues became his musical choice of direction. He has had the honor of drumming for Snooky Pryor, Homesick James, Honeyboy Edwards, Steve Guyger, Little Sammy Davis, Jimmy Dawkins, Pinetop Perkins and Jimmie Lee Robinson and has appeared on the bill with many other great musicians. Says David; "Executing a greasy, seamless, dynamic groove and maintaining a sensitive approach to backing up the bandleader is what is important to me musically. My goal is to always focus on trying to make the bandleader and band sound great." David continues to enjoy playing his deep blues with Filthy Rich and the Poor Boys.
The staff at La Famiglia Sorrento Restaurant, a long established Westfield eatery and home of the original tomato pie since 1870, welcomes you to this special monthly event where you and your entire family can enjoy entrees from a pizza pie to a full course Italian meal. Seating and food service starts at 6pm and continues during the concert from 7pm to 9pm. BYOB is welcome. Plenty of free off street parking is available.
Jazz It Up! concert tickets are priced at $25 each and include a choice of Music Menu entrée, dessert and a beverage. The evening, a destination for sophisticated singles, couples and families to enjoy life, offers delicious old world cuisine and a unique live music concert experience every month. Good music, good food, good friends, good times at Jazz It Up!
631 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|