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A Musical Journey in Space and Time

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$10 – $12
Wilbo, Tom and John Henry from A musical journey in space and time
A Musical Journey in Space and Time

West Windsor Arts is thrilled to be presenting JOSITOBO, a group of 4 very talented musicians. Together they provide an acoustic journey where musician and listener alike can be transfixed by the juxtaposition of sound and silence, beat and tonal rhythm, the interplay of musicians who hear the resonance and play to the heart. 

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John Henry Goldman and StraightJazz Productions presents:
A Musical Journey into Space and Time
With John Henry Goldman (trumpet)
Sim Cain (percussion)
Tom Tallitsch (reeds)
Wilbo Wright (upright bass)

First Set
I’m Not So Sure – Cedar Walton
Congeniality – Ornette Coleman
Slippery Rock – Tom Tallitsch
Swaziland – Ernest Ranglin
Rain – Tom Tallitsch
Dolphin Dance – Herbie Hancock
Brilliant Corners – Thelonious Monk

Second Set
Witch Hunt – Wayne Shorter
The Wind River Mountains of Wyoming – JHG
Rust Belt – Tom Tallitsch
Scrawl – Wilbo Wright
Solo Performances by:
Tom Tallitsch – Wilbo Wright
John Henry Goldman – Sim Cain
Audience Suggestions
La Tortuga – Tom Tallitsch

The members of our group strive to make the music accessible to the listener. The program can be enjoyed by children who are musicians, and all adults. The group makes a connection to the audience, while entertaining, expressing humility and humanity, drawing in a wide range of participants.

Goldman states, “What is special about our show is the ability to relate to the audience. We are performers, but the experience is a shared one, where there is a mutual give and take, we benefit as much from what we receive from the “audience” as we give in the form of our professionalism and capability as musicians. We are playing original music, music that is composed by the band members, and music that is improvised, by definition, spontaneously composed. It is our hope that those present can feel as if we are all on stage together, that the sound is surrounding us, that the breath through the horns, the vibration of the bass strings resonating from its body, the heartbeat and articulation of the drums, fills the room in an atmosphere of harmony.”

There is the likelihood of short stories and prose/poetry to accompany some of the compositions. Spontaneous interaction with the audience is characteristic. Greeting and conversing with those attending prior to the concert is our pleasure.

With these musicians, friendships permeate and the joy of music is sensed and appreciated by all, and there is a feeling of mutual gratitude of having spent time together.

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About the group:
John Henry Goldman has been a resident of West Windsor since 1977. He has contributed to this community through teaching music, coaching basketball, teaching Pilates and performing music. He is a veteran organizer and producer of concerts, most recently in 2023 a series of three in West Windsor at From Here @ the Junction which attracted an audience of over 70 people each time. Mr. Goldman has played with Wilbo Wright and Tom Tallitsch in various configurations for many years. They come together as a group for the first time to perform original material and to record an album for distribution. This collaboration is founded in the art of listening and the creative impulses found in space and time. The space is created in large part by the absence of “chord” instruments such as the piano and guitar which produce a density of sound by playing many notes at the same time. The single note melodic lines of the bass and two horns allow for acute listening between the musicians, crisp counterpoint and harmony. The sophisticated rhythms and time signatures of the compositions open the door for innovative, bass-centric accompaniment that drives the music and opens the door for melodic development by the horns. 

A Concert Featuring:

Wilbo Wright (upright bass) – Sim Cain (percussion)
John Henry Goldman (trumpet) – Tom Tallitsch (reeds)

John Henry Goldman, a West Windsor resident for close to fifty years, is known in this community as a teacher and performer of music, basketball coach and Pilates instructor. A veteran producer of concerts, Mr. Goldman invites Wilbo Wright, Tom Tallitsch and Sim Cain, top-tier musicians all from this area, for a concert highlighting originality and sparkling improvisation. The collaboration playfully shares a journey into pulsating sound and silence, dancing rhythms, the richness of tone and melodic expression.

In performance the effort is always to connect, to respect, to entertain, to express humility and humanity. The experience is one of give and take – the musicians benefit as much from what is received from the "audience" as is given in the form of professionalism and ability. The selections fill the room with vibrance and harmony, an atmosphere of friendship permeates, the joy of music is appreciated by all.

Tom Tallitsch, a Hopewell resident, is a composer (with eleven albums to his name) and multi-instrumentalist, playing the saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano, guitar, and drums. He regularly performs at jazz clubs and venues in New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. A highly respected music educator who teaches at the Princeton Junior School and The Princeton Child Development Institute, Tom’s compositions and arrangements have gained recognition by professional musicians and vocalists alike and have accompanied performances by dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Wilbo Wright is a genre-hopping bass player (both upright and electric) who grew up on a tree farm in West Windsor. His musical talents have taken him around the world, recording and touring with a stylistically wide variety of artists. He is a DJ at WPRB where he has been curating “The Clothesline,” a weekly freeform radio program, since 1988. He recently returned from LA, where his original band Ui performed at the 20th anniversary of their current record label, Numero Group.

Sim Cain, drummer and percussionist, has performed with everyone from punk provocateur Henry Rollins to the art music composer John Zorn, Jersey Shore blues masters Billy Hector and Kenny “Stringbean” Sorenson, the J. Geils Band, avant-garde guitarist Marc Ribot. A Princeton native, he and bassist Wilbo Wright have worked together on stages, in clubs and roudhouses for decades, forging a musical bond and a rock-solid foundation to the delight of the musicians and audiences for whom they play.

John Henry Goldman began his life-long devotion to the beauty of sound and improvisation at the age of six. He studied with Jimmy Maxwell, first trumpeter of the Benny Goodman big band and Johnny Carson’s NBC Orchestra, Nicholas Rodriquez, pianist with Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong, and the great jazz bassist Lisle Atkinson. Over the past twenty years John Henry, as leader and sideman, has performed in countless concerts, venues and events, both public and private, throughout the tri-state area.


April 5
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 – $12


West Windsor Arts
952 Alexander Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 United States
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(609) 716 - 1931


Age Group
Adults (Ages 21+)