Peggy Stern Trio

Peggy Stern Trio

 Austin, Texas, USA

Estrella Trio is a traditional acoustic jazz piano trio (piano, bass, and drums). What sets this trio apart is its focus on authentic salsa and samba, both in original music and Latin and jazz standards. The music is not loud, a quiet burn, and guaranteed to make you dance.


Eastman School of Music (B M) / New England Conservatory (MM)
Peggy Stern switched from classical to jazz improvisation, via salsa and R&B. Her musical adventure has been rich and varied: from Machito to progressive jazz, she has a particularly broad and eclectic background. Peggy is well-known as a composer, with four of her tunes featured in the Sher Real Book series. She has worked extensively with Lee Konitz, Emily Remler, Jay Clayton, Diane Schuur, Stanley Turentine, Gary Peacock, David Fathead Newman, George Mraz, Billy Drewes, Thomas Chapin, to name a few. She has toured Europe, Japan, Australia and the US; she has appeared at Jazzpar(Copenhagen), Montreal, DuMaurier, Manly (Sidney), Port Townsend, Bell Atlantic, IAJE and JVC Jazz Festivals, the San Miguel International Jazz Festival. She recently toured Italy with Lee Konitz, and Giulio Martino..
Peggy is the Artistic Director of the annual Wall Street Jazz Festival, which was held this year on August 30th, 2014.

Bassist Lew Scott has played with Melba Moore and Lainie Kazan. Previously he played Herb Ellis, Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, Conte Condoli and others.

Drummer Peter O'Brien has played with Mose Allison, Warren Bernhardt, the Brubeck Brothers, Hubert Laws, Jack McDuff, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Edgar Winter Band, Roy Buchanan, and more.


New Rain

Written By: Peggy Stern

Stay, my love, at least til dawn
To say my love for you is wrong
Ah, the saddest song, where love has come and love has gone
Leaving love is a mystery.

Silence throught the lifted veil
Time alone to ponder
Time we were to close to wander
Once again with open eyes
Clouds deceiving, hope and lies
Sad, we let it happen
Seperate lives with seperate dreams,
Two, no longer one.


"The Art of the Duo" (Estrella) duo with "Sweet" Sue Terry
"Blood & Treasure" (Estrella) quartet with Giulio Martino, sax, Giuseppe Bassi, bass, and Mimmo Campanale, drums
"Estrella Trio" trio with Lew Scott,bass and Peter O'Brien, drums
“Duality” (Mediterranean Music Factory) duo with Giulio Martino
"Actual Size", (Koch) a sextet with horns, and chorus and rhythm section .
"Room Enough",(Koch) piano trio, with Harvie S., Jeff Williams
"The Fuchsia", (Koch) with Thomas Chapin, Drew Gress, and Bobby Previte
"Pleiades", (Philology) piano trio with Ben Allison and Jeff Williams
"The Jobim Collection", (Philology) a duet album with Lee Konitz . This collaboration with Konitz produced several other recordings, most notably
"Lunasea" (Soul Note)
"Rhapsody" (Evidence)
"Brazilian Rhapsody" (Venus)
She has recorded with others, including releases for Storyville Records, King Records (Japan), and Windham Hill. Her first album was
"City Hawk" (BAM).
“The Christmas Collection” (Etoile)
”Aliyah” (Estrella Productions)

Set List

Precious Little
Sonnet (Marley)
Bore me With Your Love
Lemon Merengue
You & the Night & the Music
You Don't Know What Love Is