Artists

Lisa Bouchelle

Lisa Bouchelle is a popular performer, songwriter and host of the Comcast Network show Rock Star Kitchen. According to Trenton music history expert Tom Krawiec‘s Facebook page, she is a native of Trenton New Jersey. She frequently performs and collaborates with  other popular New Jersey performers, including Ernie White, John Popper, and Jon Bon Jovi. […]

Steve Williams

Steve Williams is the lead singer of the reunited Instant Funk. A graduate of Trenton High School, Williams is veteran of the Trenton music scene who has performed with Grace Little and Patti Labelle, among other notables. He describes himself as a protege of Trenton High School teacher and musician Ted Plunkett. The accompanying March […]

Reginald Dash

Reginald Dash (1958-2012) was a percussionist and actor who toured with many local and nationally-known artists. the following biography is from his online obituary:  Reginald Lamont Dash TRENTON – Reginald Lamont Dash (Harrison), 54, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the University of Princeton Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Trenton, […]

Puchi Colon

Puchi Colon is a Christian salsa musician who graduated from Trenton High school. His music abilities were nurtured by fellow Trenton High graduate and musician and educator Ted Plunkett. Artist website Allmusic discography

Russell Chell

Russell Chell is the Hamilton, New Jersey-born guitarist for the popular Brooklyn-based band, The Skins. He is a 2010  graduate of Hamilton High School and attended Mercer County Community College as a music major. He joined The Skins in 2012.  In its November 17, 2016 issue Rolling Stone listed the Skins as one of “10 […]

Tom Littwin

Tom Littwin is a jazz bassist who has worked with such notable artists as Richie Cole, Gerald Veasley and Clifford Adams in addition to leading his own trio. He performs regularly at local venues, including Trenton’s Candlelight club.  During the fall of 2016, he was a student researcher on the Trenton Makes Music project.   […]

Alphonso Romero Jones II

Alphonso Romero Jones II is a musician and actor best known for his starring role in the Broadway musical, The Lion King, from 2009-11, when he was still in elementary school. In addition to his theater roles, his credits include television commercials, print ads and voice-over work. In addition to his professional work, Jones is […]

Charles Laurita

Charles Laurita is a Hamilton, New Jersey native who leads “The Mischief,” a band that describes its music as a fusion of alternative rock and funk. In November 2015, Laurita gave an interview to Trenton Makes Music student researchers Will Franklin and Kurt Gruninger in which he describes the challenges he and his bandmates face […]

Craig Mack

Craig Mack is a former rapper best known for the 1994 single, “Flava in Ya Ear.”  According to multiple sources, he was born in Trenton, New Jersey  in 1971, although the exact dates vary. He grew up in Brentwood Long Island, and began recording with Bad Boy Records in 1988.  But it was Flava in Ya […]