Ellarslie favorite Tom Chiola returns to entertain visitors with classic American holiday favorites along with jazz standards from the great American songbook on Friday, December 13, 7-9 p.m. The performance will include a tribute to the late Deborah Ford, an award-winning soprano and Choir Director at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton. Many friends remember fondly her performances of sacred music and jazz at Ellarslie.

Tom Chiola, a resident of the Glen Afton Neighborhood in Trenton for over 15 years, performs regionally on stage and in concert. When not performing in the theater, Tom can often be seen at restaurants performing from the great American songbook to the accompaniment of George Sinkler. Pianist George Sinkler will accompany vocalist Tom Chiola.

George Sinkler has performed with Tom at Ellarslie many times. A full-time pianist for 40 years, he performs in jazz groups and solo at numerous venues, and is widely sought as an accompanist. When not working the piano keyboard, George often is working the soil as an avid ornamental gardener.

Friends and family are invited to A Jazzy Christmas @Ellarslie to celebrate the holiday season in the festive atmosphere of the region’s loved art and history museum on Friday, December 13, 7-9 p.m. Holiday treats and beverages included in the ticket price. Tickets: guaranteed seating at a cafe table – $30. All others: $25.

The Trenton City Museum @ Ellarslie is located at 299 Parkside Avenue in Cadwalader Park in Trenton, NJ.