Classically trained jazz pianists Steve Kramer (pictured above) and Peter Lauffer mix it up for the Steinway Society at Jacobs Music in Lawrenceville on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m.
Their program features works by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and other contributors to the Great American Song Book.
The choice fits their backgrounds. Kramer has played for Broadway shows, conducted the Ice Capades, and toured with the Artie Shaw Orchestra. Lauffer has appeared in jazz festivals in the U.S. and Sweden and recently recorded with legendary alto saxophonist Richie Cole.
The two also have an appeal to local audiences. Both are active in regional music and education: Kramer teaches music in the Princeton Public School system and Lauffer teaches piano at Rider University, Westminster Choir College, and the College of New Jersey.
Jacobs Music, 2540 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. $10 to $18. 609-434-0222 or www.steinwaysocietyprinceton.org.