Program

Jerome Kern

The Song is You

Sara Miller '22, voice

Antônio Carlos Jobim

Wave

Isabella Checa '25, voice

Jimmy Van-Heusen

Darn That Dream

Sirfraz Shah '24, voice

Jimmy Waltman '23

Venus

Jimmy Waltman '23, voice

Hiatus Kaiyote

Nakamarra

Isabella Checa '25, voice

Jay Livingston

Never Let Me Go

Sara Miller '22, voice

Ornette Coleman, Lyrics Jimmy Waltman '23

Lonely Woman

Jimmy Waltman '23, voice

Frederick Loewe

Almost Like Being in Love

Sirfraz Shah '24, voice

Stevie Wonder / arr. Aaron Skepasts '22

If it's Magic

Sara Miller '22, voice

Performers

Sara Miller '22, voice

Jimmy Waltman '23, voice

Sirfraz Shah '24, voice

Isabella Checa '25, voice

Reuel Williams '24, piano

Aaron Skepasts '22, bass

Mark Skepasts '22, drums

Sean Wang '23, drums

Event Info

Jazz at Princeton University's Jazz Vocal Collective Ensemble (JVC), Princeton University's elite small jazz ensemble that features solo voice, will join director Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin and showcase their original arrangements of classic and contemporary jazz compositions. 

Open to the public. Free; onsite registration required. Please arrive early to register.

In accordance with university policy at this time: Please note that performers might not be wearing masks during this event. The new protocol (updated November 2021) requires unmasked performers to undergo COVID-19 testing three times in the week leading up to the event. All concert attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to wear a mask indoors. We are unable to allow entry to unvaccinated children. 

About the Artist:

JAZZ AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY serves to promote this uniquely American music as a contemporary and relevant art form. Its goals are to convey the vast musical and social history of jazz, establish a strong theoretical and stylistic foundation with regard to improvisation and composition, and emphasize the development of individual expression and creativity. Offerings of this program include academic course work, performing ensembles, master classes, private study, and independent projects. Jazz at Princeton University thanks you for joining them on this evening’s journey of beauty, exploration, discovery, and hope.

Princeton Jazz Vocal Collective (JVC)

Jazz Vocal Collective is a small jazz ensemble that features solo voice and a rhythm section (i.e. piano, guitar, bass, and drums) to create a collaborative musical experience. In JVC, vocalists are responsible for selecting repertoire, creating, and notating their own musical arrangements of jazz standards and popular songs, and developing and performing those arrangements in class throughout the semester. JVC meets on Thursday nights from 7-9pm in the Jazz Studio, in the Effron Music Building, and holds auditions during the first week of the Fall semester. If you are interested in auditioning for next year for JVC or any other of the ensembles offered in the jazz program, please contact the Jazz program director, Rudresh Mahanthappa at rudreshm@princeton.edu

Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin

Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin serves as the private voice instructor in jazz and the Jazz Vocal Collective Ensemble director. In addition to working at Princeton University, Dr. Robinson-Martin is on the faculty at Long Island University at Brooklyn, and runs Soul Ingredients® Voice Studio in Lawrenceville, NJ,  serves as the Creative Arts Director at Turning Point United Methodist Church in Trenton, NJ, and performs regularly in the tri-state area. 

The title of Dr. Robinson-Martin’s 2021 debut, All Or Nothing, billed under “Trineice Robinson” reflects the whole-hearted spirit with which she’s approached every facet of her wide-ranging career. It captures the passion, confidence and dazzling scope of her rich, expressive voice, which DownBeat Magazine hails as “redolent with power… stunning.” But it also represents the dedication and commitment that she’s brought to an impressive career as a renowned educator, researcher, scholar and clinician. Long before releasing the first album under her own name at age 40, Robinson nourished countless aspiring singers via her pioneering Soul Ingredients teaching methodology. At the same time she enjoyed a successful if largely under-the-radar career, recording with such greats as Don Braden, Cyrus Chestnut, Nnenna Freelon, Kenny Davis and Vince Ector. New York Music Daily praised Robinson as “an individualist who defies categorization: there’s the immediacy of classic soul music here, coupled to jazz sophistication, gospel rapture and fervor.”

As an internationally recognized voice pedagogue in contemporary music, Dr. Robinson-Martin has dedicated her career to performing and developing resources for teaching jazz, gospel, and R&B singing styles. She completed her doctoral work at Teachers College Columbia University where her research focused on vocal pedagogy for Contemporary Commercial Music (e.g., R&B, jazz, rock, music theater, etc.), applied pedagogy, and gospel music performance practices. Dr. Robinson-Martin holds master degrees in music education and jazz studies from Teachers College and Indiana University-Bloomington. Dr. Robinson-Martin is also a certified instructor in Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method, a national faculty member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc., the executive director of the African American Jazz Caucus, Inc., a founding and executive board member of the Donald Meade Legacy Jazz Griot Award, and board of director of the Jazz Education Network, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Singing. Based on her graduate research, Dr. Robinson-Martin designed Soul Ingredients®, a teaching methodology for developing a singer’s musical style/interpretation in African American folk based music styles (i.e., jazz, gospel, R&B, blues, etc.). This methodology shows students how to take their personal experiences, musical influences, and models, and execute the various components in a manner that is personal to the singer/performer’s own expression.

More information on Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin and Soul Ingredients® methodology can be found at www.DrTrineice.com.