Summer Into Swing Features 19 Piece Orchestra and Jim and Angela Manfredonia Saturday, August 13, 2022

Jim and Angela

Ewing, NJ, May 11, 2022:  Jim Manfredonia will return to Akenac Park in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, this summer to sing the music of Frank Sinatra.  The concert is free and open to the public.  A free-will offering will be taken up to help support the Dingmans Ferry Theatre.

This year Manfredonia will be joined by his daughter, Angela, who will perform songs made famous by Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, and others.  2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Garland’s birth.

 

The singers will be backed up by the live, 19-piece big band, “the Summer Swing OrcSummer Swinghestra” from Hunterdon County, NJ.

The past two summers, Manfredonia has performed for enthusiastic crowds at Akenac Park as part of a program that also included fine local talent.

This year, as the variety of entertainment has expanded at the outside venue, as well as the Dingmans Ferry Theatre, Manfredonia asked if he could come back with his daughter and the live big band.

“Each year the audiences in Dingmans Ferry have been so receptive and engaged’, Manfredonia said, “I really wanted to come back and give them more and something special!”  So, Manfredonia, who has been performing in the tri-state area for over 40 years, felt that bringing his daughter and the summer swing orchestra would make it a special evening under the stars.

Angela Manfredonia is a singer/songwriter who resides and performs in New York City and has released one ep of original music.  But her style is not limited to just her own music.  “i have always loved singing show music and music from the great American songbook,” she said, “and I love performing with my father.  The first song we ever recorded together was ‘something stupid’ by frank and Nancy Sinatra.  I was only 12 years old, so he introduced me to this music at a very early age.  Judy and Liza have been major influences on me, and nothing beats singing with a live big band!”

The 19-piece summer swing orchestra hails from Hunterdon County, NJ, and has been performing in the tri-state area for over 20 years.

“i think there’s nothing like live music under the stars,” Manfredonia said.  “Angela, the band, and I look forward to performing for the good people of Dingmans Ferry.  It’s going to be a very special night!”