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Pianist Peggy Stern

TCA Touring Roster 2018-20


Peggy Stern is a Texas Touring Artist

“We are part of the Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Roster. Support may be available to assist with our booking fees through the Arts Respond Performance Support grant program. This quarterly program provides support to Texas schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations for hiring an artist from the TCA Touring Roster to give a performance, residency, or workshop. These applications are funded based on a sliding scale ranging from 30% to 50% of contracted fees. Support is based on TCA’s available funds. Contact TCA at 512/463-5535 for more information.”


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Peggy Stern


LuluFest 2019!

LuluFest 2020 will be streaming Live: from Raleigh-Durham, San Jose, Graz (Austria) , and Austin May 14th-17th, featuring Kate McGarry, Dena Derose, Kristen Strom, Emily Gimble, Danielle Reich, Leeann Atherton, Sharon Bourbonnais, Suzi Stern, Peggy Stern


The music on Z Octet runs a wide gamut, from the humid southern hemisphere stylings of "The Elephant's Tango" to the vocally inflected "New Years" to the elegantly pastoral solo piano of "Red Bug Slough" (channeling the spirit of Aaron Copland crossed with George Winston). Just when you think you have gotten beyond any jazz, "Anomie" shows up, reed-rich and jaunty with plenty of sass and attitude. Even Alex Coke's subdued flute pipes up with Su Terry's dry clarinet when pitted against Alex Heitlinger's muted, talking trombone. This is Duke Ellington’s brilliance, Maria Schneider’s local color, and Miles Davis’ diamond hard seriousness all melded and tempered by a singular mind and talent into a cogent and familiar musical statement.” - C. Michael Bailey

— All About Jazz