Pianist Steve Kramer returns to Jazz On Broad leading his own quartet featuring Liam Sutcliffe trumpet, Jerry D'Anna bass, and Gabriel Bar-Cohen drums. An important mentor and teacher on the music scene in the Princeton area for over 30 years, Steve's performance history includes significant stints as music director of the National Dance Institute, assistant conductor of the Ice Capades, and pianist with the New Artie Shaw Big Band, as well as gigs with Clark Terry, Richie Cole, Janis Siegal, Warren Vaché Jr., Steve Turre, Mel Tormé, and many others.
Unveiling their new CD, "Until I Find the Words," Sustainable Jazz duo-ists Steve Hiltner and Phil Orr present the compendium of Steve's 30 years of nature- and life-inspired originals — warm, witty, and mildly wild. "Composed using only local, organic ingredients, natural chord progressions, and solar-powered imaginations."
Jazz Duchess Doris Spears' tribute to the late, great Nancy Wilson includes "Guess Who I Saw Today," "How Glad I Am," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," and many more. With Phil Orr piano, Jason Harris bass, and Yutaka Uchida, drums
Besides her regular hits with Swingadelic and Klez Dispensers, Audrey Welber’s fiery playing on saxophone, clarinet, and flute sparks numerous small groups, big bands, and urban gospel groups. She joins what WSJ's Will Friedwald calls her “especially fluid clarinet” to other reviewers' colorings of “inspired,” “muscular,” “gloriously pure-toned” sax playing for a night of straight-out, straight-ahead blowing at the Bistro. Featuring Dan Kostelnick, organ, and Rob Henderson, drums
A jazz melody summit & mutual admiration society in one: master tenor player and Philly native, Larry McKenna, interweaves his bop-inspired blowing with the burnished sound of mister-kind-hearts-and-cornets himself, Warren Vaché. Joined by pianist Phil Orr and bassist Joe Plowman, there will be some plump, ripe, sweet, juicy music to savor this night.
Saxophonist/composer/music educator Tom Tallitsch regularly tours the US as leader and sideman, and in NYC and Philly plays at Smalls, 55 Bar, Birdland, Minton’s, The Sidedoor, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Cornelia Street Cafe, Paris Bistro, South and many others. He is musical director and composer for the multi-media dance company Big Sky Project, founded by Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, and hosts the weekly “The Modern Jazz Radio Show” on WWFM Jazzon2, 89.1 HD2. His eighth album, Wheelhouse, was released on Posi-Tone in 2018. He's joined for this date by Rev. Chris Marsceille organ, and Bill Avayou drums
The popular Blue Skies Quartet returns to The Bistro for another evening of unfiltered, oxygen-rich, trad jazz with a twist of swing. Jerry Rife, clar & sopr sax; Danny Tobias, trpt; Pat Mercuri, gtr & bnj; Pete Reichlin, tbn & tba
(With Danny Tobias, Jack St. Claire, & Joe Plowman. More details to come)