Bonus summer concert to feature Dick Wells and a 17-piece band

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:14

    WARWICK-Residents of Warwick will enjoy a "bonus" summer concert on the newly refurbished Warwick Railroad Green on Saturday, Aug. 7 with entertainer Dick Wells and the 17-piece Big Band Swing Machine. The concert, not part of the village concert series, has been financed by "Friends of Dick Wells," with Leo Kaytes and Ed Klein, co-chairmen and infrastructure assistance from the Village of Warwick. "This gives us another opportunity to use the enhanced Railroad Green for a gala community event," said Mayor Michael Newhard. Wells and the band directed by sax player Harry Glogower, have performed throughout the tri-sate area and also appear regularly at the famed Birdland Ballroom in New York City. "This is one of the greatest bands I've ever sung with," said Wells, who has performed with some of the top big bands in the country including the legendary Harry James. "I particularly love performing here in Warwick, my home for more than 25 years." Wells hosts a weekly music program on WTBQ on Saturday mornings as well as a syndicated music show carried on more than a dozen stations from Spokane, Wash., to Memphis, Tenn.. The concert gets underway at 7 p.m. and will be preceded at 6 p.m. by performer Joanne Church, with a karaoke program. Admission is free and attendees are urged to bring a chair, or possibly make reservations at one of several fine Railroad Avenue restaurants with outdoor tables.