Landmark hosts repeat performance cabaret show

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:55

    WARWICK-"This is a house party." That's how local radio and TV personality Dick Wells described the warmth he and the musicians felt from their appreciative audience during last April's cabaret style evening at Warwick's Landmark Inn. And on Thursday evening, Oct. 13, the Inn will again host a cabaret style evening featuring Wells and the music of the Philip Jones Jazz Quartet. Philip Jones, recording artist, well-known tenor and bass trombonist, is a 17-year veteran of the Grammy winning "Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass" orchestra. As a performer, Jones has worked with many of the most talented entertainers in show business including Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Willie Nelson as well as dozens of famous groups and orchestras. And as a studio musician he has also recorded on hundreds of top label releases. Wells is best known locally for his Saturday radio show on WTBQ (1110 AM) and for his appearances on cable television and at community events. But his true claim to fame is as a professional singer and entertainer. Wells once sang with the world famous Harry James orchestra and even appeared on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show. He has also performed on Las Vegas stages with legendary entertainers like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. He's been working with Jones for about five years and the award-winning trombonist appears on Wells' popular CD, "Here's to the Band." Landmark Inn owner/chef Michael Dimartino is also looking forward to the encore of the upcoming Cabaret Night. "We were amazed by the positive response from everyone who came to the first event," he said. "Dick Wells is a great entertainer and a good friend. And the Philip Jones Jazz Quartet is terrific. When the show was over, the audience stood up and cheered." The Landmark Inn will be closed for its normal service during this special Cabaret Night encore. Seating is limited and reservations are required. There is an admission charge of $12. Dinner, beginning at 5 p.m., is a la carte. But guests may choose to come just for the show, which starts promptly at 8:30 p.m. Seating is at 8 p.m. and drinks will be served before and during the entertainment. Call 986-5444 to reserve seating for the dinner or just the show.