Florence Perilli

According to an article about Trentonians during World War II, Florence Perilli was a popular soprano who performed in concerts at Cadwalader Park. During the war, she toured with the USO, performing alongside such well-known artists as Stubby Kaye and Louis Prima. She later married and moved to Colorado.

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 […]

Frank Sinatra

“Old Blue Eyes” was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, but he performed in Trenton on several occasions and was a familiar face at his favorite restaurants in the Chambersburg section of the city. Trenton was also where he fulfilled a less pleasant obligation: testifying before the New Jersey State Investigative Commission on his alleged ties […]

Steve Burgh

Steve Burgh was a respected guitarist and producer whose credits included work with such luminaries ad Jimi Hendrix, Gladys Knight and Billy Joel. His career began as a teenager in Trenton with the band Jacob’s Creek, which also included fellow Trentonians Lon and Derrek van Eaton, and Bruce Stephen Foster.  He also founded a recording studio, Baby […]

Bruce Stephen Foster

Bruce Stephen Foster is a renowned songwriter and composer who has played for, written for, and collaborated with some of the most respected people in the music industry. With fellow Trenton native, Tom Marolda, he penned the Grammy-nominated song, “Look Out for Number One,” for the soundtrack of the 1983 film, “Staying Alive.”  He had […]

Barbara Trent

From a NJ.com article: Her name and her voice are familiar to anyone who has ever lived in Trenton, sat in a supper club where she sang or discussed the legends that came and conquered the residents of New Jersey’s capital city. “I started singing at the former Lanzi’s in South Trenton around 1971, she […]

Brienna DeVlugt

Brienna DeVlugt is part of the show Chasing Destiny with Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland.  She is a singer and dancer from New Jersey. She is a member of Kelly Rowland’s music group. Her Facebook page Brienna DeVlugt SoundCloud Twitter

Maury Muehleisen

Interactive timeline by Robert Mineroff. Used with permission. Maury Muehleisen was a musician from Trenton, New Jersey and was the lead guitarist for Jim Croce. During their short partnership, the duo produced three albums that are highly regarded to this day and still gain considerable airtime on the radio. When talking about the influence that […]

Grace “Amazin’ Grace” Little

Grace Little is known as a versatile vocalist wiht a “warm, powerful contralto” as well as crowd-pleasing entertainer with a body of work that stretches back more than a quarter-century. She was 12 years old when she won the amateur night competition at the Apollo Theater. She has been part of the touring company of […]