Sunday, June 24, 2012

Palmer Square, July 5, noon to 2pm

The Sustainable Jazz Ensemble will B there at P Square in Princeton as part of Palmer Square's Lunchtime Music on the Green series, with performances of Greening the Blues, Scrambled Eggs, Lemon Merengue and other sustaining fare.

Bring a picnic or catch dessert at the Bent Spoon. There will be some chairs sprinkled about, but you can also bring a blanket or your favorite lawn chair.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 19 Potluck and House Concert

Some of the jazz scene in Princeton takes place in the homes of music lovers who have a space appropriate for performances. SJE is giving an all-acoustic performance this Saturday, May 19, as part of the Salon 33 series in a private music room across Route 1 from Princeton. Potluck at 7pm; concert starts at 8pm. All are welcome. Please email me for details (click here for my profile and email address).

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, May 3 at Labyrinth Bookstore in Princeton

The Sustainable Jazz Ensemble will perform for Art Walk #3 on the lower floor of Labyrinth Bookstore on Nassau Street in Princeton. Time is 6-8pm. You can sit and listen or browse for books as the music floats up the stairs to the main floor.

Monday, April 9, 2012

April 14 Event: Walks Across Princeton

This Saturday, I'll be performing original compositions and a few jazz standards with a spring theme , accompanied by Janet Vertesi on harp. The performance, at Mountain Lakes House in Princeton, is a bit unusual in that people will access it on foot, along forest trails that converge at Mountain Lakes. 
The event is being organized by Friends of Princeton Open Space. You can sign up for one of three guided walks of varying lengths that start at different locations and all end up at Mountain Lakes House for refreshments and some music. This is a free event. We'll play from 2:15 to 3:15.
Register at

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

University's Keller Center Features SJE Composition

You may have heard us play a tune called Funky River, which had its beginnings as a piece commissioned by the Keller Center of Princeton University. They wanted eight bars of music to go with their graphics at the beginning of videos posted on their website. I was happy with the way it turned out, and later expanded it into a composition to perform with the group.

To hear the music, go to the Keller Center website and click on one of the videos. The university added the lyrics: "Princeton University's Keller Center, educating leaders for a technology driven society. It may not qualify us as the new Rodgers and Hart, but it has nonetheless piggybacked on tens of thousands of video downloads.

Friday, February 10, 2012

March 1--Free Performance at Labyrinth Bookstore

We'll be performing Thursday, March 1, downstairs at the Labyrinth Bookstore, 122 Nassau Street in Princeton, as part of an Art Walk event organized by the university art museum and the Arts Council. Performing time is 6-8pm.

Labyrinth fits well into the 3/50 concept, which involves choosing 3 local businesses you value having in town, and spending $50/month at each one.