February 6, 2019

Jazz, Classical, and More At Duo Piano Recital

JAZZ PIANO: Steve Kramer, left, and Michael Bernabe bring jazz to the recital hall at Jacobs Music in Lawrenceville on Sunday, February 10, at 3 p.m.

The Greater Princeton Steinway Society will present a Jazz Musicale by pianists Steve Kramer and Michael Bernabe on Sunday, February 10, at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall at Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike (U.S. Route 1), Lawrenceville. A reception with refreshments and conversation with the performers will follow the performance.

Kramer has played and conducted from Broadway to Hollywood to the White House, and over his long career has played and conducted with many jazz musicians and comedians including The Artie Shaw Band, the Ice Capades, and the National Dance Institute under Jacques D’Amboise. He currently teaches in the Princeton public schools, has private students, and performs locally with his own band. Bernabe plays regularly throughout the tri-state area with musicians Jeff “Tain” Watts, Randy Brecker, Buddy Williams, Tony Campbell, Roger Humphries, and Victor Lewis.

The performance will include jazz arrangements of classical pieces, jazz standards, and television shows. It is dedicated to the memory of former Town Topics staff writer Fritz Marston, who was a stalwart Steinway Society Board member for several years.

Admission is $20 for individual nonmembers and $10 for full-time student nonmembers. The box office opens at Jacobs Music 30 minutes before each musicale. Seating is limited so it is advisable to arrive early.

Founded in 1989, The Greater Princeton Steinway Society is dedicated to developing the talent of young piano students. The musicales, presented by prominent musicians, support the annual scholarship program. Visit www.steinwaysocietyprinceton.org for more information.