Upcoming Dates – full information at right
Thursday, Jan 4, 2018
Dinah W. & Dr. Trineice
    Jazz On Broad Presents
"REMEMBERING DINAH WASHINGTON"

Thursdays Jan 18 & Jan 25
Hopewell, NJ
Jazz On Broad Presents
PHIL ORR, SOLO PIANO
Thursdays Feb 1 & Feb 8
Hopewell, NJ
   
Phil Orr
PARDI GRAS - Phil Orr & More, with Adam Weitz
    PARDI GRAS
Phil Orr & More w/ Adam Weitz
Feb 9, Ewing, NJ
OFF THE TOP!
w/ Jason Kravits

Feb 10, NYC
   
Jason Kravits

 

 

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Sing Along with Sculpture

A new weekly jazz event presenting well-known and worth-knowing performers to the community and each other.

JAZZ ON BROAD
Hosted by Phil Orr
Thursdays, 6:00-9:00
HOPEWELL VALLEY BISTRO & INN
15 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525, 609-466-9889

$12/evening Music Donation — No Minimum. Full menu and bar service available.


Jan 18 & 25  "REMEMBERING DINAH WASHINGTON"

Dinah W. & Dr. Trineice

"What a Difference a Day Makes," "Teach Me Tonight," "I Don't Hurt Anymore," and other songs made famous by Dinah Washington, the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s, as performed by Trineice Robinson-Martin.

DR. TRINEICE ROBINSON-MARTIN performs and lectures on jazz, gospel and soul internationally, teaches and conducts vocal jazz at Princeton University, and serves as Executive Director of the African American Jazz Caucus. She's joined in this Dinah Washington tribute by bassist Norman Edge and pianist Phil Orr.


Feb 1 & 8  PHIL ORR, Solo piano

Phil Orr, solo piano

My eclectic mix of styles applied to blended sets of jazz, pop and original material.



Friday, February 9, 2018, 8:00 PM
Phil Orr & More: "PARDI GRAS"

Pardi Gras: Phil Orr & More with special guest Adam Weitz

The ORR-O'BRIEN-DIXON trio is joined by special guest ADAM WEITZ to get a little head start on the Mardi Gras/Carnaval festivities in party style — bring your beads and boas.

1867 Sanctuary Arts & Culture Center
101 Scotch Road, Ewing Twp, NJ 08628
609-392-6409

1867sanctuary.org

Tickets: $20 g.a./$5 students



Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7-8 PM
"OFF THE TOP!" with Jason Kravits

Jason Kravits, Off The Top!
Winner, 2017 Bistro Award

"Wait... it's ALL made up?" Veteran actor JASON KRAVITS spontaneously creates an entire life story in song —music, lyrics, stories, characters— all based on your suggestions. I've got his back on the piano. With amazing special guests straight from Broadway and TV, it's improv, music and comedy...without a net!

2017 Bistro Award review
   NY Times review   Slate interview

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher Street (corner of 7th Av)
New York, NY 10014   212-989-3015

www.theduplex.com

$15 Adv / $25 Door; 2 drink min.    PURCHASE TICKETS
Theatre policy: Must be 21 or older to attend



Sing Along with Sculpture

A new weekly jazz event presenting well-known and worth-knowing performers to the community and each other.

JAZZ ON BROAD
Hosted by Phil Orr
Thursdays, 6:00-9:00
HOPEWELL VALLEY BISTRO & INN
15 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525, 609-466-9889

$12/evening Music Donation — No Minimum. Full menu and bar service available.


Feb 15 & 22  BLUE SKIES QUARTET

Blue Skies Quartet - Reichlin, Tobias, Mercuri, Rife

With JERRY RIFE on clarinet & soprano sax, DANNY TOBIAS on trumpet & cornet, PAT MERCURI on guitar & banjo, and PETER REICHLIN on trombone & tuba, Blue Skies' infectious rhythm, tight improvisation and soaring spirits animate jazz and popular tunes of the 1920s-1940s.


Mar 1 & 8  AKIKO TSURUGA TRIO

Akiko Tsuruga

Leader of her own groups and organist for Lou Donaldson's Quartet, Japan-born AKIKO TSURUGA brings her groovin', sweet and funky Hammond organ trio to happy Hopewell. Winner, Hot House Magazine Jazz Award 2017 Best Organist. With Charlie Sigler on guitar and Jason Tiemann on drums.

Watch her set, Live at Dizzy's 2017


Mar 15 & 22  FRONT-PORCH SWING

Front-Porch Swing - Tobias, Mercuri, Orr

FRONT-PORCH SWING is the slow-cooked, low-stress collective of Danny Tobias (trumpet), Pat Mercuri (guitar) and Phil Orr (piano), three lyrical players steeped in the Great American Songbook.


Mar 29 & Apr 5  WARREN VACHÉ, FLIP PETERS, NORMAN EDGE, PHIL ORR

Vache, Peters Edge

Three soft-spoken giants pour pathos and humor through their instruments in conversations surrounding their muse in the moment. WARREN VACHÉ spent years playing with Rosemary Clooney, Benny Goodman, Hank Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Woody Herman, Bobby Short and Benny Carter. FLIP PETERS has performed all over the US with bands led by Peter Duchin, Skitch Henderson and many others, as well as anchoring the house bands of The Rainbow Room, The World Trade Center, The Plaza Hotel and the Waldorf Astoria. NORMAN EDGE has recording credits with Hank Jones, Clark Terry and Gene Ammons, and held the bass chair in The Morris Nanton Trio for more than 50 years, 38 of them at six nights per week.



Sunday, April 8, 2018, 4:00 PM
Cool unYule — "JAZZ SPRINGS UP"

Pardi Gras: Phil Orr & More with special guest Adam Weitz

In customary up-beat fashion, the reunited Cool Yule (Jerry Rife, cl; Phil Orr, pno; Norman Edge, bs; Sean Dixon, dr) brings spring to your full attention with jazz and pop standards ("Younger Than Springtime," "April in Paris") that "Let the Sunshine In." The quartet kicked off six consecutive Westminster Choir College holiday seasons in the 2000s with their jazz interpretations of yule classics. Here they bring their joie to your de vivre in a very unYule celebration.

Hillsborough Reformed Church at Millstone
One Amwell Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
908-359-3391

hillsboroughreformedchurch.org

$10 (sugg. donation)