Richter Association for the Arts is opening its spring season with a roar for the new roaring 20s. Join us at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury for the Roarin’ Ramblers, a six-piece band to perform a Dixieland jazz style concert.
For decades, each member of the Ramblers has played in various incarnations of Dixieland/Roarin’ 20’s-style jazz bands, until coming together, this year, to form The Roarin’ Ramblers. Considered the cream-of-the-crop, in Fairfield County for this style of music, the band is looking forward to recreating the music that 100 years ago brought a recovering nation a new hope and spirit.
Bill Crow and Roger Post are considered to be one of the best swinging rhythm sections in the area and you may have heard them during Pizzeria Lauretano’s great Sunday-evening jazz series. They have also played together on the original Broadway production of “42nd St.” during the 1980s. With the addition of Gim Burton’s driving banjo rhythms, you won’t be able to stop tapping your feet – dancing in the aisles might be witnessed, as well.
Hearing the melodies and improvisations of Nick, Lewis, and Craig, on the horns, will have you fondly remembering those songs of days gone by, which brought a smile to your face, and had you singing along when no one was listening.
The Richter Arts Board invites you to come dressed for the 20s. Bring back the 1920 “roaring 20s” or show us the trend for the new “2020 roaring 20s”. What are this year’s looks, styles, and unique fashion? It is time for some Roaring FUN! Let’s dance our way into the new season.
Doors open at 2 p.m. Admission is free and donations are welcome. General parking is in the nearby golf course parking lot. Look for the shuttle service provided between the house and the parking lot, or take a leisurely walk to the house. Handicap parking available directly at the House. For further information, visit the Richter Arts website at www.richterarts.org.
Richter Arts is partially funded by the Danbury Cultural Commission.