– WFIT 89.5FM, a service of Florida Tech, will join the City of Cocoa Beach in presenting Twilight Jazz in Cocoa Beach on Saturday, June 10, from 3 to 5
p.m. The concert supports Cocoa Beach in hosting its’ 81st birthday celebration.
Twilight Jazz will present jazz musicians Lorrie, Mike and Paul Hafer in concert. The Hafers will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. (usual Twilight Jazz time is 3
to 6 p.m.). The birthday celebration, also featuring an antique car show, children’s activities, refreshment sales and continual musical performances, will
be held in front of Cocoa Beach City Hall from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Hafers will delight audiences with the “Best of the American Popular Songbook. Lorri is best known as the singer of the major hit I’d Like to Teach the
World to Sing.” Her talented parents are Al Ham and mother Mary Mayo, a vocalist with Frank Sinatra and others. Lorrie started her career at age five as a
guest vocalist on Guy Mitchell’s show. She has recorded several CDs and toured the world with big bands such as The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Les Brown Band,
Bill Tole’s Tribute to Tommy Dorsey and the Russ Morgan Orchestra. She also performs on cruise ships, at jazz festivals, private parties and other events.
Mike Hafer, Lorri’s husband, began his musical career at age seven, studying organ and piano, and playing professionally during and after his college days.
In 1972 he also began performing with big bands. Mike and Lorri met and married in 1981 and began performing as a duo in New York clubs. They also toured
with performers such as Frankie Laine and The Four Lads.
Their son, Paul Hafer, born in 1988, inherited his parents’ musical talent and now performs with them on the bass. By age 16 Paul had performed on cruise
ships and with the Les Brown band.
For more information, contact Sandi Hall at WFIT 89.5FM, (321)-674-8950.