Interactive Timeline by Joanna DiCicco. Used with permission

Richie Cole was and still is an influential musician in Trenton. Cole was born and raised in Trenton, influenced by his father who owned a jazz club in the area. He played the saxophone for several Big Bands and created his own unique Orchestra, the Alto Madness Orchestra, which is still popular today. Cole still performs pieces from this Orchestra today.


Hear Richie Cole discuss his career and the role that growing up in the Trenton area played in the development of his music career.