The RICHARD REITER SWING BAND, for over twenty years perhaps New Jersey's most popular swing combo, performs familiar standards from the swing era, and, when requested, the best of classic rock. The group features Reiter on saxophone, clarinet and flute, plus vocalist Tricia Slafta, accompanied by keyboard, bass and drums, plus, when desired, guitar, trumpet, trombone. Repertoire includes: "Our Love is Here to Stay," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "As Time Goes By," "Sing Sing Sing," "Jump Jive an' Wail." The audience is invited to both listen and dance to their exciting music.

      Richard Reiter, an Emmy Award winning composer, has performed as guest jazz saxophone soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, featured artist on PBS television, on-stage clarinet soloist in Bob Fosse's Broadway musical "Dancin'," and backup for such notables as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mathis, Cher, Temptations, Supremes.

      Of Reiter's group, Gil Perlroth wrote in the Westport (Connecticut) News: "Focused around Richard Reiter's soaring sax and Tricia Slafta's beautiful voice, the RICHARD REITER SWING BAND has a great feel for this music...the audience cheered and gave them a standing ovation."

 

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Richard Reiter Swing Band, New Year's Eve




PARTIAL LIST OF REPERTOIRE

SWING STYLE
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Sing Sing Sing Tuxedo Junction
In The Mood The Joint is Jumpin' It Don't Mean a Thing if it ain't got that swing
Jump Jive 'n Wail I Got Rhythm Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Take the A Train Route 66 Our Love is Here to Stay
Jersey Bounce Ain't Misbehavin' You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
The Way You Look Tonight Birth of the Blues Basin Street Blues
Kansas City Some of These Days Stompin' at the Savoy
Pennies From Heaven Blue Skies Jeepers Creepers
Puttin' on the Ritz S'Wonderful Baby Won't You Please Come Home
The Man I Love Lover Man God Bless the Child
Someone to Watch Over Me Summertime They Say It's Wonderful
What a Wonderful World Body and Soul Solitude

Click here to hear five swing tunes (approximate length 14 minutes): Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Our Love Is Here To Stay,
Kansas City, You Made Me Love You, Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
(Quicktime 8.5MB)
(MP3 20.6MB)

CLASSIC ROCK STYLE
Old Time Rock 'n Roll Dancin' in the Street Blue Suede Shoes
I Saw Her Standing There Hold Me Twist and Shout
Peppermint Twist Jailhouse Rock Yesterday
Devil With a Blue Dress Brown Eyed Girl Save the Last Dance for Me
I Feel Good My Girl The Way You Do The Things You Do
Celebration What'd I Say Run Around Sue
Moondance Georgia Good Lovin' – La Bamba
Johnny Be Good Mustang Sally Midnight Hour
Shake Rattle and Roll Suzie Q Let the Good Times Roll
Do You Wanna Dance Slippin' and Slidin' I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Click here to hear five classic rock tunes (approximate length 10 minutes): I Heard It On The Grapevine,
Old Time Rock 'n Roll, I Saw Her Standing There, Jailhouse Rock, The Twist
(Quicktime 6MB)
(MP3 14.3MB)

 



Richard Reiter Swing Band
at Bethlehem Musikfest

 Performing a full range of other styles:
  •  Bossa nova
  •  Waltz
  •  Cha cha
  •  Meringue
  •  Rhumba
  •  Irish jig
  •  Tarantella
  •  Hora
  •  Polka

 Performing beautiful music (flute, keyboard) for
wedding ceremonies:
  •  Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  •  Canon in D - Pachelbel
  •  Trois Gymnopedies - Satie
  •  Serenade - Haydn
  •  Air (Water Music) - Handel
  •  Rondeau - Mouret

 Click here to hear an excerpt: Canon in D (Pachelbel)
(Quicktime 330k) (MP3 906k)

Click here to hear an excerpt: Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke/Purcell).
(Quicktime 766K) (MP3 1.9MB)


Richard Reiter Swing Band at Trumpets Jazz Club


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