NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – New Rochelle residents were treated to some smooth jazz and classic hits Wednesday night, as the Lou Volpe Quartet serenaded a crowd underneath a vibrant pink sunset at Hudson Park.
The Manhattan-based quartet were the featured artists this week as the New Rochelle Council on the Arts and Department of Parks and Recreation continued the annual Emil Paolucci Sumer Sounds Concert Series in the Hudson Park Bandshell.
This was a special show for the band, which was debuting three special guest band members from the area. The new look Lou Volpe Quartet covered several classic songs, and played several arrangements from their soon-to-be released CD, “Remembering Ol’ Blue Eyes” that will be available later this year.
Locals that were enjoying a pleasant summer breeze on the water were pleasantly surprised when a smooth jazz concert broke out in front of them.
“We live not far from here, and were just out enjoying a walk in the park and saw all these people gathering around the stage,” Ramona Wilkins said. “Next thing you know there’s a concert. Talk about good timing, right?”
The Summer Sounds Concert Series will continue on Wednesday, July 23 with the Emil Paolucci Memorial Concert featuring the Virgil Scott Orchestra playing the sounds of the 1930s and 1940s. The Ronald Reagans Big ‘80s Show will wrap up July’s schedule on July 30.