Dancing in the park—Crowd enjoys tribute acts

The New York Bee Gees at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
St. Leonard, MD -
Four decades have passed since the garish, glittering days of disco. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM), a place where the past is preserved, would seem to be an unlikely place to showcase such a contemporary relic as disco. The fanatics who ponied up cash to aid the organization Friends of JPPM seemed to feel differently Sept. 9 as “Saturday Night Fever” prevailed at the St. Leonard park. “Live at JeffPatt—You Should Be Dancin’ ” featured the New York Bee Gees and Raniere Martin as Donna Summer. Both acts have been hailed by fans and critics for their authenticity. The New York Bee Gees includes Long Island-based performers who have played to several sell-out crowds. The group includes Peter Mazzeo, Tom Flyntz, Manny Focarazzo, Peter Lazos and Mike Flyntz. Additionally, Tammi Wolfe was impressive as both a background vocalist and lead singer, performing hits by Barbara Streisand and Yvonne Elliman. Martin’s resemblance to Summer in voice, style and appearance also appeared to please the audience.

The proceeds from the event will support the JPPM Education Station, one of the park’s newest teaching and learning ventures. Among the programs under the Education Station umbrella is “Discovering Archeology,” a hands-on field program for Calvert County’s sixth-graders which is a part of the CHESPAX curriculum.
The event had the support of 25 corporate sponsors. This marked the second year in a row the Friends of JPPM employed a new theme for its event previously known as “The Affair at Point Farm.” In 2016, “A Hard Day’s Night”—featuring a Beatles tribute act—was the fundraiser theme. It remains to be seen if the new theme focus at the popular park exceeds the Disco Era.

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