Wallingford Concert 4/30/2017
Inspired by the legendary early bands of New Orleans, most notably the New Orleans Rhythm Kings and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Jerry Rife's Rhythm Kings last appeared at TSJS in March, 2015.
$20 General Admission
High school and college students with IDs and
younger children with a paying adult are free
Pay at the door -
Sunday, April 30 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086
One mile from the Media-
JERRY RIFE’S RHYTHM KINGS
According to Dr. Rife, from their first concerts in 1984 they were committed to a
Leader Dr. Jerry Rife earned two degrees in music at Kansas State University before
receiving a PhD in Musicology at Michigan State University. Dr. Rife teaches music
history and directs the bands at Rider University and is also on the faculty at Westminster
Choir College. He has been conductor and musical director of the 70-
Trumpeter Danny Tobias has established himself as a TSJS favorite, both as a leader
and sideman. Besides his own band, with which he appeared at TSJS in March, 2016,
he is a star with the Midiri Brothers and Ed Wise groups. He has also played with
A versatile horn player, Pete Reichlin handles the trombone in this band and the tuba in other ensembles. He was an original member in the Independence Hall Jazz Band and performs in other jazz and commercial bands including the Michael Carney, Peter Duchin and
Ward Marston Orchestras.
Banjoist/guitarist Pat Mercuri is one of the area's most active freelance jazz musicians. As a member of the Midiri Brothers’ and Ed Wise’s bands, he plays for TSJS frequently.
Gary Cattley is equally at home on bass and tuba, having appeared at jazz festivals across the country and as a guest soloist. He last played for TSJS as bassist with the Rhythm Kings two years ago.
Lenny Pucciatti, percussion, attended Trenton State College (now the College of New Jersey) and has performed extensively for the past three decades in the jazz and classical genres. He was lead percussionist for Patti LuPone at Resorts International, The Joey Bishop Show, and The Al Hirt Show, just to name a few. Lenny also produces the Trenton Jazz Festival and directs the music for Trenton’s Heritage Days event.
Photo by Jim McGann