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Performing Arts Series
Special Event

The Les Paul Experience

A musical tribute celebrating the life & career of the legendary jazz musician, inventor; musical pioneer known as the “father of the electric guitar,” Les Paul. This exclusive one-night only concert of Jersey Jams will feature an All-Star Band led by Musical Director and Performer, BOBBY BANDIERA with Layonne Holmes, Tony Perruso, John Pittas, Kevin Bregande, Muddy Shews, Tommy Labella and Jillian Rhys McCoy.

The evening will feature some of New Jersey’s greatest performers including:

(Red Bank, NJ)
ANTHONY KRIZAN of the Spin Doctors (Raritan, NJ)
of Williams Honor (Long Branch, NJ)
(Orange, NJ)
LENNY KAYE of the Patti Smith Band (North Brunswick, NJ)
JIM BABJAK of the Smithereens (Carteret, NJ)

The evening will conclude with an informal Q&A with friends and colleagues of Les Paul.  This special musical tribute concert is presented in conjunction with the photography exhibition “Les Paul: Thru the Lens” running in the Pollak Gallery from March 20 – May 31.

GOLD CIRCLE VIP Tickets include: (limited quantity)

  • A pre-show reception (from 6-7:30 pm) with music by Monmouth Students Jenae & Max
  • Private viewing of Les Paul Thru the Lens exhibition in the Pollak Gallery
  • Premium Seating

Presented in Association with The Les Paul Foundation

**Exclusive Offer**: Les Paul in His Own Words

Les Paul in his own words - book cover

By Les Paul and Michael Cochran
Forward by Paul McCartney
Hard cover 368 pages, 9 1/2” x 12” x 1 1/2”
Special Offer – $50 + tax (Retails for $75)
Purchase Now

The charm of this book is “listening” to Les Paul tell his story. Michael Cochran captures Les’ way of telling stories and Les had plenty to tell. This large, beautiful book encompasses the fascinating life of the musician and inventor who seemed to live forever. Les takes the reader from his childhood in Waukesha, Wisconsin through his adventures in St. Louis, Chicago, LA, New Jersey and New York. Les explains how he developed the solid-body guitar and endless recording techniques that changed the world of music. The high quality color prints and photos include many of Les Paul, his extensive guitar collection, musician friends, his inventions and his home recording studios in LA and New Jersey.

Pre-order and pick up the night of show or anytime Monday-Friday 9am – 5 pm at the Pollak Box Office.