JEFFREY C. WILLIAMS began broadcasts of THE RITZ BALLROOM HOUR in 1997 on Fairfield County's WICC. It was originally a showcase of the music and performers featured at the legendary Ritz Ballroom of Bridgeport, CT. To appeal to a broader and younger listener base, the show was revised, renamed AT THE RITZ! and moved to Fairfield University's WVOF 88.5FM. Jeff's guest roster has included legendary artists as well as more contemporary performers, all of whom play the music of the Great American Songbook. Jeff has also produced over 100 live stage events in the Fairfield County area, including dinner theatre, cabaret shows, ballroom dances and children's events. He recently completed writing a book on the history of the Ritz Ballroom.
Tony DeSare at the debut of our
Ritz Supper Club.
Michael Feinstein at NYC's Feinstein's Club
Joe Battaglia at NYC's Edison Ballroom
Hugh Jackman at his "Back to Broadway" Show
John Proulx at our Ritz Supper Club.
.David Hyde Pierce at Feinstein's Club
Hilary Kole at our Ritz Supper Club.
Albert Altieri, better known as "Johnny" calling for Philip Morris.
ORIGINAL 1936 BRIDGEPORT BY THE SONG