Jill and Rich Switzer, the dynamic co-hosts of the Morning Lounge on Legends Radio 100.3 FM and two of South Florida’s most treasured musicians, close out Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Sounds of Summer concert series with two performances that will pay tribute in word and song to some of their favorite Great American Songbook artists. The couple will be joined by some surprise guests, and the show will include a special centennial celebration of the legendary Nat King Cole. Performances are Saturday, August 3 at 8pm and Sunday, August 4 at 2pm.
Jill and Rich have been an integral part of the local cultural community for more than a quarter of a century; Bill Meredith, writing in
The Palm Beach Post
, called them “jazz royalty in Palm Beach County.” Jill, a much sought-after vocalist, has performed with various bands and orchestras at many of Palm Beach’s most sophisticated venues, including the Colony Hotel’s Royal Room. She has appeared onstage with The Palm Beach Pops, Tony Award-winner Faith Prince, legendary jazz/pop vocalist Marilyn Maye, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, and Ann Hampton Callaway. Rich is a gifted multi-instrumentalist/composer, who has worked onstage and in the recording studio with Mary Wilson of The Supremes, The Four Freshmen, Avery Sommers, Ann Hampton Callaway, and Faith Prince. His four CDs of original piano instrumentals have made a significant mark on the New Age/AC market. Both Jill and Rich are honorary board members of The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook.
Tickets for Jill and Rich in Concert for both August 3 at 8pm and August 4 at 2pm are $35.