Uncovering the last remaining jazz and blues club in the city, An Evening at the Candlelight delves into the past, present and future that is the Candlelight Lounge, located at 24 Passaic St, Trenton. Input from E.C. Bradley, the current owner of The Candlelight, shines light on the transformation that this venue has undergone and the positive impact that still remains towards the greater Trenton community. Richie Cole, a Trenton-born jazz musician and saxophonist, is the voice that speaks on the jazz scene that is still present within the city. While our interview from Mrs. Betty Lacy, curator of local African American history, touches on the cultural significance that jazz and blues brought about in her own home city of Trenton. In this comprehensive podcast episode the history, culture and lasting impact of the Candlelight Lounge is explored.
More content on the Trenton blues and jazz scene and on the Candlelight Lounge can be found in the links below.
Creators of An Evening at the Candlelight include Eric Entwistle, Keith Glidewell, Joanna Lee, Thomas Littwin, Keith Mellea, Emily Solinski and George Tatoris.