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

Houston Person

Houston Person & Friends


Houston Person’s soft-spoken swing, blues, ballads and soul have been recorded on 75 albums as leader and as collaborator with Lena Horne, Etta James, Bill Charlap, Ron Carter, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Horace Silver, Grant Green, and many others.

With Flip Peters (guitar), Phil Orr (piano), Alex Gressel (bass)

Lara Solnicki

Lara Solnicki

OCTOBER 4 & 11

One of Canada’s most acclaimed jazz vocalists, Lara Solnicki interprets standard and original repertoire with her “individualism and vocal mastery” (Hot House Magazine), “spellbinding voice... boldly unique style” (All About Jazz), “outstanding musicianship” (Jazz History Online).

With pianists Jason Yeager (Oct 4), Marta Sanchez (Oct 11)

Jon Elbaz

Jon Elbaz


Pianist/composer Jon Elbaz has headlined at NY’s Smalls and performed sideman duties with others at Dizzy’s, Smoke, Fat Cat and elsewhere. The Brooklyn-based New Jersey native’s musical interests include repertoire from the jazz canon, rhythmic independence and freedom, and relentless devotion to the craft.

Doris Spears

Doris Spears


The living roots of jazz, blues, and R & B filter through the silky, sultry, sweet voice of “The Duchess of Jazz,” Doris Spears. A Chicago pro at 17, she has toured internationally with Lionel Hampton, Brother Jack McDuff, Clark Terry, and others.

With Phil Orr (piano), Jason Harris (bass), Peter Inverso (drums)

Tim Brent

Tim Brent


Vocalist/pianist Dr. Tim Brent travels the Americas as educator, pianist, arranger, performer and adjudicator for vocal jazz and choral festivals. Here: highlighting American songbook tunes, pop classics, and his debut release, “On the Sunny Side.”

Wesley Amorim, Luiz Simas

Simas-Amorim Duo


Rio-born composer-singer-pianist Luiz Simas (Birdland, Bargemusic, Weill Hall) and São Paulo guitarist-ukelelist-composer-arranger Wesley Amorim (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King [Brazil]) present an evening of infectious originals and beloved Brazilian standards by Jobim, Caetano Veloso and others.

Danny Tobias

Danny Tobias & Friends, featuring Steve Kramer


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)