COURT HOUSE — Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops will make their debut at the historic Ocean City Music Pier on Memorial Day weekend. This show will also include a Veteran’s musical tribute. The show will take place May 24 at 7:00 p.m. when they will present “America” starring Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore pops. This big band concert will tribute America Heroes and will feature primarily the music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington & George Gershwin. The concert will also feature a special performance from the Youth Opera of South Jersey. Some of the featured songs will include music of the Glenn Miller Orchestra including: “In The Mood”, “Little Brown Jug”, “It Don’t Mean a Thing”, “Take the A Train”, “String of Pearls”, “St, Louis Blues”,“Moonlight Serenade”and Gentille’s original arrangement of Gershwin’s most famous piece, “Rhapsody in Blue.”
The orchestra’s music director and conductor Linda Gentille will star in this high energy big band concert. The show will feature some of the talented soloists in this show including Clifford Buggs who led the Cape May Coast Guard Band in Cape May for many years. The show will also feature soprano Jacklyn Buckingham and the Youth Opera of South Jersey.
The board members of The Jersey Shore Pops are very excited to expand their fan base with this Ocean City debut. The president of the orchestra Dr. Nick Holland adds, “We are grateful to the City of Ocean City for giving us this opportunity to bring our music to the city. Our music director and conductor Linda Gentille has performed in Ocean City for years with her solo concerts and now our orchestra has many Ocean City attendees.”
Jersey Shore Pops is a New Jersey non-profit corporation and is comprised of professional musicians from all over South Jersey the orchestra was founded in 2009 by conductor and music director Linda Gentille. Although they have only been in operation for 4 years, they have been able to support their concert budget with ticket sales. Music Director for the orchestra Gentille comments, “We are very proud of the orchestra members for their dedication and commitment to keeping the momentum going this season. We had over 5000 tourists and residents attend our shows this season and the guest artists and soloists received such thunderous ovations throughout the season. We look forward to bringing our high energy shows to residents and visitors in Ocean City this week.”
As an in-demand performer in her own right, Gentille dazzles audiences around the world with her beauty, charisma and musical virtuosity. Growing up in Pacific Palisades, California, Linda began her musical studies taking classes with her Father at Roger Williams’ studio in Los Angeles.
Tickets for America, at The Ocean City Music Pier range from $25-$40 for adults and a special $20 price for students under 12. The $40 tickets will include a VIP reception and the prime front section seats. To purchase tickets to “America” starring Linda Gentille & The Jersey Shore Pops, please call 1- 800-838-3006 or go online at www.JerseyShorePops.org. You can view the seating chart online and all seats are reserved seating on a first come first serve basis.