The Generations of Jazz Trio first played together in November 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick (see cover story, June 2021 Jersey Jazz Magazine). Then, keyboardist Leonieke Scheuble (at right in photo with bassist Bill Crow) was 13 years old. Now, she’s 19, and, along with 93-year-old Crow and her 58-year-old father, drummer Nick Scheuble, Leonieke will be performing at the New Jersey Jazz Society’s next Virtual Social, from 7-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 26.
Crow is a living history of the bass, having played with practically everyone — Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer, Zoot Sims, and Marian McPartland, to name just a few. Nick Scheuble’s influences range from Gene Krupa to Grady Tate, and he has played in a variety of settings with a variety of jazz artists including saxophonists Don Braden and Eric Alexander and keyboardist Mike LeDonne. Leonieke is finishing up her freshman year at William Paterson University (her father’s alma mater), and WPU Director of Jazz Studies Bill Charlap calls her, “a humble and dedicated student of the music.”
The Virtual Social will be streamed on the New Jersey Jazz Society website, www.njjs.org, as well as on the NJJS Facebook page and YouTube channel. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome and encouraged.
Funding for the NJJS Socials has been made possible in part by Morris Arts through the N.J. State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
PHOTO BY CYDNEY HALPIN