Composers

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 […]