Primary Instrument: Guitar
Darla and Rich Tarpinian have discovered why the songs of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin and others have become the jazz and swing standards that have formed the foundation of American Popular Music.
They specialize in taking a great tune that's proven its worth over time and performing it as though it was written yesterday. Whether it's jazz standards, swing, or bossa nova, they keep it interesting with unique vocal and instrumental arrangements and a polished sound.
The band personnel consists of Rich Tarpinian (vocals/guitar), Darla Tarpinian (vocals/bass), Jim May (guitar/vocals), David Stier (drums) and Joe Bezek (alto sax).
They have performed at the The Cornerstone Cafe in Metuchen, NJ. They perform regularly in the Starlight Room at The Hopewell Valley Bistro and Inn in Hopewell, NJ. For their schedule or information about the members of the band, visit www.darlarich.com.