Saxophonist Richie Cole talks to Trenton Makes Music student and fellow musician Tom Littwin and classmate Keith Glidewell about how his upbringing in the Trenton area influenced his jazz career. He talks about the Harlem Club and Hubby’s Inn – the segregated clubs that his father owned, the quality of local music education, and some […]
On November 18, 2016, a panel of policymakers and economic development experts joined Trenton Makes Music co-producer Sarah Dash and moderator Kim Pearson to talk about how Trenton’s music history might be leveraged to effect the city’s economic revival. Francis Blanco, chief of staff for the Trenton Mayor’s office, spoke about Mayor Eric Jackson’s vision […]
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 […]
Notable for their music scenes, New York City and Philadelphia contain a plethora of venues for musicians and audiences alike to frequent. Music venues devoted solely to that of jazz and blues are likewise apparent, allowing this music genre to flourish within these urban areas. In Philadelphia alone jazz clubs are plentiful, including venues like the Clef […]
By Gabriella Oakley, Kim Ilkowski, and Gabe Salazar About the event: The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market opens its doors three times a year to welcome hundreds of people. The two-day event is held in the historic Roebling Machine Shop in Trenton, New Jersey and is growing. The photos above were from the April 2016 […]
From the streets of the South Bronx to the skylines of L.A. hip-hop music has made an impact on American pop-culture craving out its own place in history. With hip-hop being one of the most popular of the modern day it, most forget where it came from and its interesting past. Hip-hop culture has grown […]
What do Labelle, Instant Funk, Guns N Roses, Kool and the Gang, Poor Righteous Teachers, and the Geto Boys have in common? Some or all of the members of these iconic groups came from Trenton. Even the iconic Sound of Philadelphia depended heavily on talented singers, musicians and audio engineers from Trenton – many of […]
Want to learn more? Join us November 16th for Trenton Makes Music III: School of Pop!