Jazz973 Presents TNT Quartet w Peter Lin

TNT Quartet Peter Lin by Gregory Burrus

This a new FREE monthly Wednesday evening series called “Jazz973@Clements”, which focuses on local and emerging musicians and is curated by Gregory Burrus local promoter and producer at Clements Place Jazz.

The TnT Quartet provides a fresh look into the classic trombone & tenor sax frontline repertoire as well as exciting originals. Fueled by the underlying foundation of the hard swinging and funky groove, the beat is considered the most essential element in our group. All the members of the quartet are established, world-renowned musicians in the New Jersey/New York area. They perform prolifically throughout the tri-state area.

Peter Lin – trombone
JD Allen – tenor sax
Nic Cacioppo – drums
Ian Kenselaar – bass

PETER LIN – Trombone

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Taiwanese-American trombonist Peter Lin has been recently described by Downbeat Magazine as “solid, fluid, and smooth”. He received his B.A. Music from William Paterson University and MM for Jazz Trombone Studies at Rutgers University. He is currently a faculty member at Jazz House Kids in Montclair, NJ. He has studied with jazz legends such as Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, Conrad Herwig, Robin Eubanks, Steve Davis, & Frank Lacy. He has performed with many notable artists including Slide Hampton, Winard Harper, Charli Persip, JD Allen, Valerie Ponomarev, & Radam Schwartz. He recently released an album with The Lintet called “With Respect”, which has peaked at #4 on the RMR Jazz Charts.


After moving to New York City from Detroit, JD Allen played with George Cables, Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Frank Foster, Butch Morris, David Murray, and Wallace Roney. Closer to his generation, he has played with Lucian Ban, Cindy Blackman, Gerald Cleaver, Dave Douglas, Orrin Evans, Duane Eubanks, Marcus Gilmore, Russell Gunn, Winard Harper, Elisabeth Kontomanou, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jeremy Pelt, Eric Revis.

Allen’s first solo album, In Search Of (Criss Cross, 1999), led to his selection as Best New Artist in Italy. In 2002, his second album was chosen a top ten album of the year by Jazziz magazine. Ten years later he was named best composer and best tenor saxophonist in the Critics’ Poll at DownBeat magazine. A critic at NPR picked his album Victory (Sunnyside, 2011) for the number three spot in the top twenty albums of 2011.


Drummer and composer Nic Cacioppo grew up in a musical household (mother, father and brother all musicians/educators) As a teenager, he started early playing gigs in Philadelphia. After finishing high school, he moved to Northern New Jersey to attend William Paterson University. Since migrating to New Jersey, Cacioppo has had the honor of working with world class musicians including Johnny O’Neal, Gene Perla, Slide Hampton, Tyshawn Sorey, and Wallace Roney. He can most commonly be found performing in NJ, NYC, and PA.


Ian Kenselaar was born and raised in Maplewood, NJ where he was first introduced to the rich culture of jazz by his musically driven family. Ian an NJPAC Jazz for Teens program alumini, a JAZZ HOUSE KiDS alumni, a former Student Services Associate and immersed himself in the music by spent time and accompanying student ensembles during their performances, as part of the Emerging Musicians Community Concert (EMC2) program. . Ian is comfortable performing classic jazz standards as well as fun arrangements arranged by other composers.

Currently very much in demand, Ian performs regularly in the New York, New Jersey metropolitan area with his Ian Kenselaar Trio, currently at The Hutton in Jersey City. Has performed as a sideman with other world-renowned jazz artist, played various venues such as the New Brunswick Jazz Project, NYC Smalls Live, South Orange Downtown After Sundown, ,Powers Market North Bennington, Vermont, Zlante Uste Golden Festival, Bklyn NY, Montclair Food & Wine Festival and more

Jazz973 invites you to join us at as these emerging jazz musicians continue delivering their deep and important contributions to this musical genre we love called jazz. What better place than Clements Place Jazz which has established itself for it’s absolutely fabulous listening environment and for having some of the best jazz patrons in the tri state area. Street and Edison Parking Lots Close By –

SAVE THE DATE – Please come on out so we can do this more often and hope to see you in this FREE Clements Place Jazz Event Space in Newark.

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Wed, September 12, 2018

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

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Newark, NJ 07102

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OrganizerGregory Burrus

Organizer of Jazz973@Clements Place Presents TNT Quartet



Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event developer an community partner that develops, manages, promotes and documents local community events in the Greater New Jersey and New York Area.

Gregory Burrus sits on a number of local boards and committees and serves as the Board Member Maplewood Community Music, Manages, Vice President of the North Jersey Blues Alliance, Curates and Promotes the South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, the South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival, the SOPAC Playing Around South Orange Music Initiative, the Maplewood 4th of Music Live Music Events, Newark’s Jazz973 at Clements Place Jazz Series, NYC John Jay College Myrna Bain Scholarship Fundraiser, the Orange NJ ValleyArts Music Programs, Creator of the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam, along with booking bands at many other local venues.

Showcasing, photographing, videotaping events and happenings as they occur around town while living life every day to the fullest. Learn more at :

Gregory Burrus – Gregory Burrus Live Music Ambassador

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