Peter Martin

Grammy-winning artists in NJ debut

Peter Martin Trio

Peter Martin, piano
Reuben Rogers, bass
Kendrick Scott, drums

Saturday June 17 at 8 pm

Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Place, Princeton

Tickets: $55 front orch | $45 rear orch | $15 students

Reserved Seating

Approximate end time: 9:20 pm



Peter Martin Trio

“The Peter Martin Trio was a different animal: feisty, fierce, and crackling with virtuosity.” – Sydney Morning Herald

Peter Martin and his renowned trio are visiting New Jersey for the first time – and The Princeton Festival has them!

The trio has been a big hit with audiences from St. Louis  to Tokyo, and it’s sure to set Princeton buzzing too. Its bright, sophisticated, instantly enjoyable music will have you tapping your toes and dancing in your seats one minute, then savoring a relaxed groove the next.

Literally every member of the Peter Martin Trio is a jazz superstar in his own right. Take leader Peter Martin, for instance. He is a major presence in the jazz world. In fact, you may have enjoyed his music without realizing it. Do you like Chris Botti or Wynton Marsalis? Peter Martin toured with Botti and recorded with Marsalis. Did you see George Clooney’s acclaimed film Good Night and Good Luck? Martin arranged and played music for its Grammy-winning soundtrack, and even appeared in the movie. Are you a fan of singer Dianne Reeves? Peter Martin is her musical director and pianist.

Drummer Kendrick Scott generates the rhythmic pulse that propels the Trio through its performances. In its review of Scott’s latest album, says “he has a rare gift in that he’s able to create rhythmic stability without the need to subscribe to any form of rhythmic repetition.” Scott has toured with Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd, The Crusaders, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kurt Elling, and Terence Blanchard, also appearing on several of the trumpeter’s Blue Note album. Blanchard calls him “the Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, and Tony Williams of his generation.”

Reuben Rogers plays acoustic and electric bass with equal fluency and musicality. One of the most sought-after bass players in all of jazz, he has appeared on over 70 recordings, and has toured the globe with the likes of Reeves, Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, and many others.

The individual members of Peter Martin Trio have played on a total of 14 Grammy-winning recordings in the last 20 years. As a group they play entertaining, endlessly intriguing music that you’ll remember long after the concert is over. Check out some samples on their website (scroll down the web page to find them) and hear for yourself.

Or watch the trio in action in a recording studio, working on their newest album.