Peggy Stern

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Current Events

Since May 2013, Peggy makes her home in Austin, Texas, to be near her family. Joining the vibrant music scene there, she intends to create a new (for her) musical genre, to add to her already eclectic tastes (Latin, Classical, Brazilian, Progressive and Free jazz, etc). She calls it Cowboy Jazz, and invites you to stay tuned… On September 19th,  her new Quintet (Estrella Quintet) will appear at the Elephant Room in Austin. Back on the east Coast in October, Peggy will appear with vocalist Suzi Stern and Harvie S, at the Kitano Hotel in NYC, on October 16th. Then on October 18th Peggy will return to the Corner Store Arts, in DC. she will be hosting a vocal jazz workshop in DC on October 19th.

In 2003, Peggy co-founded the widely acclaimed Wall Street Jazz Festival – “where the traditions meet the progressives, and all the leaders are women”. The Festival is in its tenth year, and will be held on August 30th &  31st, 2013. (see below)

10th Annual 2013 Wall Street Jazz Festival

Uptown Kingston, New York 12401

In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, Ritenuto Foundation is proud to present The 2013 Wall Street Jazz Festival  – “where the traditions meet the progressives, and all the leaders are women”.

This year brings another stellar line-up for the August 30th & 31st event:

This year’s Art of the Duo concert will feature Piano Duos, with Dena Derose, Francesca Tanksley, Nina Sheldon, and Peggy Stern. The concert will take place on Friday night August 30th, at the Old Dutch Church, Wall Street & Main Street, 8 Pm, tickets $15 at the door. 

The next day, the traditional outdoor concert, held at the corner of North Front and Wall Streets, will begin at 6 PM, with the Claire Daly Quartet. Continuing at 7-9 PM,  with the All-Play Set, featuring an all-star cast: Ingrid Jensen, Jay Clayton, “Sweet” Sue Terry, Teri Roiger, Judi Silvano, Dena Derose, Maryann McSweeney, Francesca Tanksley, Peggy Stern, John Menegon, Jon Wikan, Lew Scott, Peter O’Brien, Claire Daly, and Suzi Stern. This highly unusual set will feature mixed duos, trios, quartets and quintets, and represents a first mix-and-match for the Wall street Jazz Festival.

And then at 9 PM, Estrella! Salsa, for dancing in the street! Estrella features Sue Terry, Ingrid Jensen, and Claire Daly in the front line, with back up from an all-star rhythm section: Peggy Stern, Lew Scott, Peter O’Brien, and Emilio Valdez.

For the past 9 years, our Festival has been fortunate to have beautiful weather for our outdoor event; we are expecting the trend to continue – however, in the case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to Backstage Productions, 323 Wall Street. For more information, please visit our website at

Wall St Jazz Festival 2013


Performance Videos

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