If you’re not yet with the up-lifting spirit of the holidays, the Trenton City Museum has what you need: an amazing musical extravaganza! This coming Saturday, December 21 at 5:00 p.m., you can enjoy an evening of elegant and engaging music that includes classical, standard popular jazz, and pop songs – with a few familiar Christmas tunes.
Concert Pianist Paul Jerry Petit-Compere will again perform a demanding repertoire at Ellarslie Mansion, the home of the Trenton City Museum (299 Parkside Avenue), and the suggested $5.00 donation at the door will support the Museum and the Jerry Compere Music Institute. If this year is like the past few, this one-time-only eclectic mix of jazz, pop and classical music will be fully-attended so you may wish to arrive a little early for a good seat.
Paul Jerry P. Compere’s life is as colorful and complex as his music. Born in Haiti and playing piano since 3 years old, he attended the Saint Trinity Music Conservatory and gave his first recital at age 6 for an audience of 600. At 14 he won first place in the European International Piano Competition, competing against 384 other pianists. He served as a professor’s assistant at the Juilliard School of Music for the Gifted Young and Undergrad Students Program.
Jerry is an alumnus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ, where he majored in music education with a principal study in piano performance/pedagogy. He has graced the stage for over 25 years as concert pianist in many concert venues around the world, including a non-stop music festival in Ghana 2016, and as a solo guest pianist for the Re-Inauguration of New Jersey Performing Arts Center
A music teacher for over 25 year, he has served as the music director of several churches in Haiti, New Jersey, and Oklahoma, and operates the Jerry Compere Music institute, which he founded in New Jersey. Jerry is lead music teacher at the Christina Seix Academy in Trenton.
The Trenton City Museum is housed in Ellarslie Mansion, the centerpiece of Trenton’s Cadwalader Park, whose main entrance is at 299 Parkside Avenue. Regular Museum Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m. It is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and municipal holidays. Phone: (609) 989-3632 or (609) 989-1191. Parking is free and plentiful. Handicap parking and handicap entrance are to the left of the main entrance. If you would like to inquire about a specific need, please call prior to your visit, and they will accommodate your request to the best of their abilities.