Wilford “Bill” Holcomb

Wilford “Bill” Holcombe (1924-2010) was a flutist, saxophonist, composer arranger known for his work with such prominent musicians as Tommy Dorsey and Peter Nero, as well as his film scores.  He also founded Musicians Publications. A graduate of Trenton High school and Julliard, he remained in the area throughout his life.  He began playing with […]

Lugene “Rihki” Kennebrew, Jr

Lugene “Rihki: Kennebrew is a prolific musician and multimedia educator from Trenton, New Jersey. BossBrew Facebook page Linkedin profile YouTube channel  

Clifford Adams

Text by Meghan McEneaney Clifford Adams, the world class trombonist, educator, and cherished friend to many, wasn’t just an artist. He was an inspiration. Adams, a Trenton native, had been suffering with medical issues for about a year and had no health insurance to cover medical expenses. After a battle with liver cancer, he passed […]

Orrin Evans

From his website: Pianist Orrin Evans takes stock of the pivotal moments that shape the trajectory of a life on The Evolution of Oneself, his scintillating new release on Smoke Sessions Records. The album is itself a landmark in Evans’ musical evolution, introducing a remarkable new piano trio with two longtime associates but first-time collaborators: […]

George Antheil

Interactive Timelines by Erin Rabbitt (1900-1924) and Nicole DeStefano (1924-1959) A Lasting Impression: George Antheil and Trenton Makes Music: George Antheil was a composer who greatly contributed to the music scene in the early 1900s. Today, Antheil continues to be relevant, and is a great figure to come out of the area of Trenton. It […]