The Milton Theatre will present vocalist Vincent Varrassi and 2nd Time Around at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 17.
A recent 2nd Time Around performance at Milton Theatre with Paul Cullen and Manhattan Transfer’s Erin Dickins completely sold out. Band members Ken Schleifer, Ken Cicerale, and Cape Gazette columnist and radio personality Bob Yesbek are hoping to repeat history by teaming up with popular jazz vocalist Vincent Varrassi.
Built around the iconic sound of the Hammond B-3 Console Organ, 2nd Time Around’s eclectic mix of light jazz, blues, vintage rock and standards blends perfectly with Varrassi’s silky interpretations of the Great American Songbook.
Varrassi began performing on piano and vocals when he was 16 years old. In the late ‘70s, he expanded from small combos to leading his own band called A Touch of Class, playing banquets and clubs in New York and northern New Jersey. When he relocated to Sussex County, he continued his career as a learning disabilities specialist, working with high school and college-age students with ADHD, Asperger syndrome and other learning disabilities.
The upcoming show at Milton Theatre reunites him with former bandmates Ken Schleifer and Ken Cicerale, who are now the percussion and saxophone sections of 2nd Time Around. The band is headed up by keyboardist Bob Yesbek. After playing professionally for 28 years, including three years as the Hi-Notes at the former Hideaway Lounge rock club in Ocean City, Md., this project is indeed his second time around.
Yesbek donates his profits from 2nd Time Around performances to the RehobothFoodie.com/Touch of Italy Culinary Scholarship Fund. The nonprofit is in its fourth year of providing tuition assistance to local high school culinary students and others to continue their education at universities and vocational institutions. The foundation has contributed thousands of dollars to help these budding chefs and foodservice managers realize their goals in the hospitality industry.
Tickets are $12 to $17 to celebrate St. Paddy’s night - safe and sound - inside the Milton Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.MiltonTheatre.com or call 302-684-3038.