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

Danny Tobias

Danny Tobias & Friends, featuring Steve Kramer

NOVEMBER 15

Danny Tobias delivers his assured, lyrical playing with wry humor to Birdland, The Players Club, Mezzrow, Lincoln Center Atrium, and now, the Bistro. Pianist Steve Kramer’s nimble playing has led him, Broadway to Hollywood to the White House, to work with the Artie Shaw Band, Mel Tormé, Janis Siegal and many others.

With Joe Plowman (bass) and Jim Lawlor (drums)

Jon Elbaz

Jon Elbaz

NOVEMBER 29

A 2017 graduate of New England Conservatory, NJ native/Brooklyn-based Jon Elbaz transfixes you with his craft, soul, and imagination at the piano. He headlines weekly at NY’s Smalls and performs sideman duties with others at Dizzy’s, Smoke, Fat Cat and elsewhere. With a repertoire of more than 800 songs, he recalls the great jazz pianists of the past with affection, swing, poignancy, and virtuosic control – The Real Deal.

Blue Skies Quartet

Blue Skies Quartet

DECEMBER 6

Blue Skies' infectious rhythm, tight improvisation and soaring spirits animate traditional jazz and popular tunes of the 1920s-1940s. The fun muliplies 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"

DECEMBER 13

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.'    philorrandmore.com

Relax into 2019

2019

WELCOME!

Jazz On Broad launched one year ago, January 2018 — come hoist a glass, or a forkful of paprikás with us to celebrate

Doris Spears

Doris Spears, Phil Orr & More

JANUARY 3

"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.    jazzduchessdorisspears.com

featuring Phil Orr & More (Phil Orr, piano, Michael O'Brien, bass, and Sean Dixon, drums)    philorrandmore.com

Houston Person

Houston Person

JANUARY 10

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

JANUARY 17

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

JANUARY 24

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.    johnbiancullimusic.com

John Bianculli (piano), Sue Williams (bass), and Tom Baker (drums)

Tim Brent

Tim Brent Trio

JANUARY 31 & FEBRUARY 7

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.    timbrent.com