Peggy Stern – piano; “Sweet” Sue Terry – alto sax, Chuck MacKinnon – trumpet; Peter Barshay – bass, Allison Miller- drums.
Pianist/composer Peggy Stern played classical, rhythm-and-blues, salsa and many kinds of ethnic music before turning her attention to jazz. Her attention shifted from the classical milieu to jazz when she discovered improvisation. “I deeply respect tradition, but I’m pretty eclectic,” Peggy says. “To this day, a lot of music goes in the mix. I do a lot of Latin, salsa, Brazilian. I’m very comfortable in dance mode.” She also write a lot for vocal ensembles and choirs. At this performance the music will be a mix of latin-tinged originals and standards, adventurous improvisation, 2nd line, and freebop.