Jill & Rich Switzer and Friends will perform music from the Great American Songbook, inspiring dance in both lyric and rhythm with special ballroom dance performers Angela Manfredi and Sasha Chudin.
While these virtual performances are free to view, donations are encouraged to help the Council provide support and services to creative professionals in Palm Beach County. Donations/tips can also be made directly to the artist during the show.
About the Performers:
Jill Switzer is one of the most sought-after vocalists in Palm Beach County, co-host of “The Morning Lounge with Jill and Rich” on Legends 100.3 FM WLML, and an honorary board member of The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook. For the past twenty-eight years, she has performed at venues ranging from Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach to Birdland in New York City. Jill has appeared on stage with the Palm Beach Pops, Tony Award®–winner Faith Prince, legendary jazz/pop vocalist Marilyn Maye, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Ann Hampton Callaway, and recorded with the Four Freshmen and Nicolas King. Her voice has been heard on the nationally syndicated radio show Dick Robinson’s American Standards by the Sea, where she was voted by listeners three consecutive years the “Best New Female Vocalist.” In addition, Jill is also a voice coach with a private practice spanning 18 years and hundreds of students, a plenary speaker, published songwriter, and published author. In “The Diva Next Door: How to be a Singing Star Wherever You Are,” Jill provides readers with the steps for building a full-fledged, profitable singing career in a local music market.
Rich Switzer is a gifted multi-instrumentalist/composer who has entertained audiences in South Florida for the past 32 years, a co-host of “The Morning Lounge with Jill and Rich” on Legends 100.3 FM WLML and an honorary board member of The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook. He has worked on stage and in the recording studio with Mary Wilson of The Supremes, The Four Freshmen, Avery Sommers, Nicolas King, Ann Hampton Callaway and Faith Prince. His four CDs of original piano instrumentals have made a significant mark on the New Age/AC market, beginning with his debut release, “Quiet Storm,” which was picked up by national distributor DeVorss and Company and was also sold through live performances. Rich’s sophomore project, “Soulmate,” was equally successful and caught the attention of veteran producer Charlie Callello. Mr. Callello gave Rich total creative control of an ambient/mood music project for JCPenney. The result was two CDs, “Meditation” and “Stress Relief,” which were sold in department stores across the country. For the past six years, Jill and Rich have focused their volunteer mentoring with the nonprofit Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook. Every year, a student demonstrating musical talent, strong work ethic and community/school involvement is given “The Young Artist Award” from the organization. “Jill and Rich Switzer are jazz royalty in Palm Beach County,” said Bill Meredith in The Palm Beach Post. “If nominations for the first couple of Palm Beach County music were held, vocalist Jill Switzer and multi-instrumentalist Rich Switzer would be near the top of the list of candidates,” according to a recent issue of Florida Weekly.
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