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 18 and under) covers the entire evening unless otherwise noted
Reservations are recommended

Blue Skies Quartet

Blue Skies Quartet


Blue Skies' infectious rhythm, tight improvisation and soaring spirits animate traditional jazz and popular tunes of the 1920s-1940s. The fun multiplies when you see who materializes out of the audience to sit in with them – beautiful.

Jerry Rife, clar & sopr sax; Danny Tobias, trpt; Pat Mercuri, gtr & bnj; Pete Reichlin, tbn & tba

Phil Orr & More play Jingle Bell Jazz

Phil Orr & More, "Jingle Bell Jazz"


Phil Orr (piano, Jazz On Broad host), Michael O'Brien (bass, Gene Pitney, Harry Connick, Jr.), and Andrew Atkinson (drums, Michelle Walker, Kyoko Oyobe) reprise a favorite Princeton-area event, now at The Hopewell Valley Bistro for the first time. With its roots in the Cool Yule Jazz concerts at Westminster Choir College in the 2000s, "Jingle Bell Jazz" continues to highlight 'the best songs of the season, un-traditionally seasoned.'

Relax into 2019

Exhale... Inhale... Exhale... Inhale... Exhale...
Relax into another year with Jazz On Broad, launched one year ago —
hoist a glass or a forkful with us as we gently celebrate

Doris Spears

Doris Spears, feat. Phil Orr & More


"Jazz Duchess" Doris Spears filters the living roots of jazz, blues, and R & B through her silky, sultry, sweet voice. A Chicago pro at 17, she has toured internationally with Lionel Hampton, Brother Jack McDuff, Clark Terry, and others.
Featuring Phil Orr & More (Phil Orr, Michael O'Brien, and Sean Dixon)

Houston Person

Houston Person


Soulful, swinging tenor saxophonist Houston Person plays his own mix of jazz, blues, and most favorite ballads.
With Flip Peters (guitar), Phil Orr (piano), and Alex Gressel (bass)

Warren Vache

Warren Vaché


Acclaimed cornetist Warren Vaché unfurls creative, lyrical interpretations of Great American songs.
With Flip Peters (guitar), Phil Orr (piano), and Alex Gressel (bass)

John Bianculli

John Bianculli Trio


John Bianculli’s “…is music that will draw you in and make you listen” (Star-Ledger). Playing a dynamic blend of jazz, Latin, Brazilian, R&B, and world music, John has earned respect and a considerable following for his work as a small-group leader and soloist, and as pianist for Steve Nelson, Jeanie Bryson, Cassandra Wilson, Terence Blanchard, Regina Belle, and others.
John Bianculli (piano), Sue Williams (bass), and Tom Baker (drums)

Tim Brent

Tim Brent Trio


Nine-time DownBeat award winning vocalist/pianist Tim Brent leads his trio (Steve Beskrone, bass, Butch Reed, drums) through American songbook tunes, pop classics, and highlights from his debut release, “On the Sunny Side.” Dr. Brent has performed and/or recorded with such names as Bobby McFerrin, Mel Torme, and Ingrid Jensen, and is visiting assistant professor of popular music studies at Westminster College of the Arts.