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.
Lynn DiMenna and I attended the wonderful
holiday show at Feinstein's last December starring Michael Feinstein and David Hyde Pierce.
Tony DeSare at the debut of the 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
(Jeff recuperating from a bout of Bell's Palsy)