EDISON, NJ -- Upper School students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison showcased their amazing talents in the 11th annual Cookin’ Cabaret, which was held virtually this year. The 45-minute show featured 10 entertaining performances and received more than 500 comments on Facebook Live and 1,000 views across multiple platforms.

Two band ensemble pieces were among the many highlights. The Jazz Combo included Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains on trumpet, Nicolas Hernández-Webster of Edison on tenor saxophone, Gabriel Dizon of Metuchen on guitar, Neil Shah of Edison on electric bass guitar and Jason Kisare of Bridgewater on drums. The Big Band finale consisted of Sara Reiss of Fords on flute, Suniti Shah of Edison on flute, Ananya Murlidharan of Edison on alto saxophone, Nicolas Hernández-Webster on tenor saxophone, Shane Kornecki of Colonia on trumpet, Shiv Tickoo on trumpet, Gabriel Dizon on guitar, Annie Gu of Edison on piano, Neil Shah on electric bass and Jason Kisare on drums.

Individual performers included Xin Huang of Edison, Naischa Puri of Edison, Aum Mehta of Edison, Sydney Johnson of Piscataway, Benjamin Wang of Plainfield, Mayah Nissim of Scotch Plains, Jason Kisare of Bridgewater and Kallie Schildge of Westfield. 

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.