Jimmy McGriff

James Harrell McGriff (April 3, 1936-May 24-2008) actually grew up and studied in Philadelphia, but Trenton is where he made a name for himself and earned the attention that led to his first record deal. Along fellow Philadelphians Jimmy Smith and Richard “Groove” Holmes, he is considered one of the kings of the jazz organ, […]

Joseph Zuccarrello (Joe Zook)

Joseph Zuccarrello (Joe Zook) is a veteran blues guitarist and vocalist who, along with Paul Plumeri, Sr., has become the standard bearer of the blues tradition in Trenton and throughout the region. His repertoire includes traditional blues, electric blues and R&B. According to his website, he has shared the bill with such greats as Buddy […]

Paul Plumeri

Paul Plumeri is well known among Trenton musicians as a master blues guitarist and vocalist. He has been playing with local bands and national acts for more than 30 years. He has also been a popular blues guitar teacher for more than 25 years. As his website bio explains, Plumeri began playing in clubs when […]