Diverse Array of Musical Programs Coming to Ocean City Music Pier

Eddie Shiffler and his new band Green Language come to the Ocean City Music Pier Friday.

Green Language (Photo credit: Mark Soifer)
Green Language (Photo credit: Mark Soifer)
Written and submitted by Mark Soifer, Ocean City Public Relations Director

The multi-talented Eddie Shiffler will star in a Rock Concert featuring some of the best, new talent on the East Coast at the Music Pier on Friday, May 9. A native of Ocean City, Shiffler is a singer, songwriter and musician whose new band, “Green Language,” will introduce its first album, “Of the Birds” during the show.

The concert is set to take place from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Pier Auditorium, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The album will feature all new sound tracks written by Shiffler whose musical career spans 18 years with concerts in New York and throughout the country. Green Language will play all the tracks on the new album during the concert. Of the Birds will be available that evening on download cards and limited edition CDs. 

Shiffler will host the show, front his band and perform select songs from his 18-year career between acts. Other bands scheduled to play include The Rivals from Philadelphia; Hounds Basket and Bad Look from New York; and the Out Lips and Almost Heroes from Ocean City. Artwork will be on display by Anna Vosberg, Aaron Jamison, Ivy Chaya Wilson and others. Admission is $10 at the door. All ages are welcome. For information, access www.reverbnation.com/greenlanguage or call 347-813-5090.

The Somers Point Jazz Society will bring the Grammy Award winning Arturo O’Farill Latin Jazz Big Band to the Music Pier on May 17.. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is led by pianist, composer and director Arturo O’Farill who brings together the drama of big band jazz, the culture of Latin American Music and 18 of the world’s most accomplished jazz musicians. The band’s “Song for Chico” won the Grammy for the best Jazz Album of the Year in 2008 and the group has received many Grammy nominations. 

Show time is 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 for Somers Point Jazz Society members, $25 for non-members until May 15. Purchase online at www.spjazz.org/shop or by mail from the Somers Point Jazz Society, P.O. Box 329, Somers Point, N.J. 08244. Tickets will be available at the door at $25 for society members and $30 for non-members. Call 609-927-6677 or email info@spjazz.org.            

The Somers Point Jazz Society continues to bring an excellent Jazz program to the Ocean City Library throughout the year and sponsors continuous programs throughout the area. Check its website www.spjazz.org

On Saturday, May 24 starting at 7 p.m. at the Music Pier, Linda Gentille will present a Memorial Day Weekend Concert “America,” with the Jersey Shore Pops Orchestra. This will be a tribute to “the great American Heroes” who inspired millions.” The music of John Philip Sousa, Glenn Miller, Lee Greenwood, Gershwin, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan and Walt Disney will be featured.

Tickets are $25-$40, children $20. For tickets, call 1-800-838-3006 or 609-628-4544. For more information, access www.JerseyShorePops.org.

The Ocean City Pops Orchestra tickets will be available on Saturday, May 17 at 9 a.m. when the Music Pier Box Office opens for the season. The complete show schedule is available on www.ocnj.us. There are also a series of outstanding musical programs from the Ocean City Theatre Company throughout the year. For information access www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com or call 609-398-1118.   


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