Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the George Orlando Band will present a free concert at the Bayonne Community Museum on Monday, April 4, 2016. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The concert will start at 7:00 p.m. The George Orlando Band concert will be the third show in a series called “Musical Mondays at the Museum,” which has taken place on various Mondays during the winter and spring of 2016. Mayor Davis said, “The Bayonne Community Museum is a great place for a concert. We would like to encourage more of our residents to come and enjoy the arts at this beautiful location for special events.”
This free concert is sponsored by the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) and BCB Community Bank. Light refreshments will be served.
The lead musician at the concert, George Orlando, has performed in the North Jersey/New York metropolitan area for almost twenty years. Starting out as a church musician, in Nutley, George Orlando developed his instrumental diversity by playing regularly as a guitarist, drummer, and keyboardist. He has also served as a musical director, teacher, worship leader, songwriter, stage actor, and voice actor.
In 2003, George Orlando won Artist of the Year at the American Gospel Music Awards. His musical style is eclectic, implementing elements of rhythm and blues, funk, electronica and pop into a foundational style of progressive/alternative rock.
His voice-over work has included audio books, website narrations, promotional DVD’s, and television commercials.
The Bayonne Community Museum is located at 229 Broadway, at the northwest corner of 9th Street and Broadway. The museum stands one block north of the 8th Street Light Rail Station. Constructed in the Beaux Arts architectural style in 1912, the building began its life as the Bayonne Trust Company, and was the home to a series of banks for ninety years. The City of Bayonne acquired the building from Fleet Bank for one dollar in 2002. Utilizing a series of grants, the municipality removed modern banking fixtures and a dropped ceiling from the interior of the building, and restored the interior walls and the three-part stained glass in the ceiling. The former bank is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The museum is available for exhibits, performances, cultural events, and meetings. For booking information, please contact Pete Amadeo in the Bayonne Recreation Division at 201-858-6129.