On Saturday, March 9 at 8 PM, Frank Vignola and the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli Jr. will perform at the Ritz Theater. They will be joined by rising star Vinny Raniolo, rounding out a concert featuring three generations of virtuoso jazz guitarists.
The Tom Humphrey Guitar Series serves to honor the memory of the legendary Hudson Valley-based luthier who passed away in 2008. The idea for the concerts came from Tom Humphrey just two months before his death. In a series of meetings with Chris Silva of the Bardavon and Tricia Haggerty Wenz of the Ritz Theater and Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Humphrey laid the ground work for a guitar series at the Ritz which in its first four seasons has presented performances by Odair Assad, Pete Seeger, Cindy Cashdollar, Bucky Pizzarelli, Mary Gauthier and many others.
The concert will be held in the Ritz Theater Lobby at 107 Broadway in Newburgh. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling the Ritz Theater Box Office at (845) 784-1199, through TicketWeb at (866) 468-7619, or via www.ritztheaternewburgh.org. All tickets are general admission and include a reception with the musicians immediately following the concert. Seating is limited. The Box Office opens at 7:00 pm and concerts begin at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm).
For more information about the series and the historic Ritz Theater please call (845) 784-1199.