Events

All Jazz On Broad events take place Thursday evenings, 6:00–9:00 P.M.
at the Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn, 15 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ
A cash charge of $15 ($5, age 22 and under) covers the entire evening unless otherwise noted
Reservations are recommended

Relax into 2019
2019

Music makes community, a second year

It was January, 2018 that Jazz On Broad launched at The Hopewell Valley Bistro, bringing good music, good people, and good food together on a weekly basis. It's not like this everywhere – try it on for size.
Pianist Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer Quartet

MARCH 21

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.

Steve Hiltner, Phil Orr, Sustainable Jazz

Steve Hiltner, Phil Orr: Sustainable Jazz

MARCH 28

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."

Phil Orr and More – Michael O'Brien, Sean Dixon, Phil Orr

Phil Orr & More

APRIL 4

Michael O'Brien, Sean Dixon, Phil Orr — Three seasoned multi-genre creator-performers enjoying the scenery of each other’s minds, the bouquet of the interplay, and the heat in the beat, whatever style they meet.  philorrandmore.com

Doris Spears

Doris Spears sings Nancy Wilson

APRIL 11

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

Audrey Welber

Audrey Welber Trio

APRIL 18

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

Larry McKenna & Warren Vache

Larry McKenna & Warren Vaché

APRIL 25
Reservations highly recommended

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.

Tom Tallitsch

Tom Tallitsch Trio

MAY 2

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

Blue Skies Quartet

BLUE SKIES QUARTET

MAY 9

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

Flip Peters

FLIP PETERS TRIO

MAY 16

(Details forthcoming)
flippeters.com

Marty Grosz

MARTY GROSZ & FRIENDS

MAY 23

(With Danny Tobias, Jack St. Claire, & Joe Plowman. More details to come)
martygrosz.com

Blackbird Society Orchestra

BLACKBIRD SOCIETY ORCHESTRA

MAY 30

(Details forthcoming)
bso1920sjazz

Danny Tobias

DANNY TOBIAS•BRENNEN ERNST•JOE PLOWMAN

JUNE 6

(Details forthcoming)
dannytobias.com

The Alex Hiele Paris Jazz Combo

THE ALEX HIELE PARIS JAZZ COMBO

JUNE 13

(Details forthcoming)
alexandrehiele.com

Trineice Robinson-Martin

TRINEICE ROBINSON-MARTIN

JUNE 20

(Details forthcoming)
drtrineice.com

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