155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Friday nights have become Motown nights at The Colony. The hotel is now featuring the soul-stirring sounds of Memory Lane in Polo every Friday night from 9:30 p.m. to closing. It is music from the Temptations, the Supremes, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye - all the Motown favorites from the 60s to the 80s - and it is bringing the house down every week. People are dancing, singing, rocking away - right here in Palm Beach. In fact, The Colony is making a huge success with R&B, just as it has with the songs from the Great American Songbook in the Royal Room. The Colony really has become Music Central in Palm Beach as the hip and happy localites and socialites bebop the night away!
Rich and Jill perform a variety of music covering songs from the American songbook, jazz and Latin standards, and the most current pop tunes. It isn’t unusual for the cabaret stars to sit in for a song or even an entire evening. Rich is a gifted multi-instrumentalist who is known for his unique ability to play piano and trumpet simultaneously, as well as his soulful saxophone solos. Jill is one of the most sought-after vocalists in South Florida as she can sing Ella, Patsy, Aretha, and Celine with equal artistry. Together the Switzers bring thirty-five years of combined experience entertaining in Palm Beach and create magic when they jam into the wee hours with talents such as Ann Hampton Callaway, Avery Sommers, the Four Freshmen, Faith Prince and John Davidson to the delight of the Polo Lounge audiences. Rich and Jill in and of themselves are a musical force to be reckoned with, but on any given evening, add the various world-class vocalists and musicians that grace the Royal Room stage to the duo, and you have entertainment the likes of which can’t be found anywhere else in Palm Beach County.