Music education

Harry Mulder obituary Harry A. Mulder PENNINGTON – Harry A. Mulder passed away peacefully at Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell, on Dec. 12, 2011, surrounded by his loving wife of 63 years, Martha, and his children and their wives. The son of Harry A. Mulder Sr., and Bernice Hodgson, Mr. Mulder was born in Paterson, […]

Trenton Children’s Chorus

From the organization’s website: Trenton Children’s Chorus is an award-winning non profit organization providing exceptional musical, academic, social, and personal opportunities for young people in the Greater Trenton Area. Founded in 1989 as an outreach project of Nassau Presbyterian Church by Sue Ellen Page and Marcia Wood, TCC began as an entirely volunteer-run organization with 11 children in its […]

Tony DeNicola

Anthony “Tony” Emedio DeNicola (September 2, 1927 – September 2, 2006) was a jazz drummer and educator best known for his work with Harry James, Clark Terry and Kenny Davern.  The Lawrenceville native was also a professor at The College of New Jersey and the founder of College’s Jazz Ensemble. According to one obituary, DeNicola’s […]

Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer is a Princeton, New Jersey pianist, music teacher and former member of the new  Artie Shaw band.  According to his website biography, his performing credits include playing for Broadway, the Ice Capades, and for such notable performers as Mel Torme. He has also performed with such Trentonians as Clifford Adams and RIchie Cole. […]

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 […]

Donald T. Evans

Donald Evans was a playwright and key contributor to the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s. He was also a longtime professor and administrator at The College of New Jersey, teaching courses in English and African American Studies. One of his most popular offerings was a course on the History of Jazz, cross-listed between African […]

Michael Ray

Michael Ray is a trumpeter known for his work with the Sun Ra Arkestra and Kool and the Gang, as well as for leadership of his own ensemble, Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe. In addition to his work as a performer, he worked with his friend and Kool and the Gang bandmate Clifford Adams […]

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 […]

Thomas Grice Academy of Music

Their mission statement: The Thomas Grice Academy of Music’s (TGAM) mission is to provide a cohesive program of musical instruction, coupled with academic, cultural and social mentoring that will help produce well rounded young citizens to lead productive lives in our communities and in the arts.  The Academy is to be a leading, teaching, learning […]