Preservation New Jersey • 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing • PO Box 7815• West Trenton, NJ 08628
Physical (GPS) address: 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 Map and Directions
Jazz Music Series:
McMillan & Co.
Laura McMillan – Vocals
Tom McMillan, Vocals and Bass
Steve Schupsky - Drums
Rob Lanter - Guitar
Original Arrangements and Blends of Jazz, Funk, Latin and Rock
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome McMillan & Co. back to the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing! They perform a sophisticated blend of jazz, funk, latin and rock in a wide range of original arrangements of popular tunes and fresh original tunes.
TOM MCMILLAN started piano at an early age and by 12 was playing guitar and bass in area bands doing all the popular songs of the day. Focusing on bass by high school Tom studied music composition and theory at Dickinson College and played in the community orchestra. At this time he delved into the world of jazz and rock/fusion. A self-taught player, Tom has taken influences from many genres of music from BeBop to Electronica and played in a variety of bands and venues in NJ and PA. He also enjoys composing and recently wrote a piece for handbell choir – his wife Laura is the director. He is available for lessons and studio work. He continues to strive for new sounds and musical experiences.
LAURA MCMILLAN sang her first solo at age 4 and subsequently received a studio scholarship for opera from Florida State. Inspired more by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, and Karla Bonoff, she ear-trained sufficiently to accompany herself on keyboards, and took her act to area bars and coffeehouses; she also began writing her own material. Later, church music, which provided vocal continuity throughout her family-rearing days, nurtured an enduring love of gospel and improvisation, which has led not only to a long-standing stint with Jersey Transit, an area a cappella group, but also to her more recent forays into jazz with long-time music and life partner, Tom McMillan, whom she hired decades ago to temp as a sideman. In addition, she performs with Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir in Bucks County.
ROB LANTER, a native New Yorker studied at the Berklee College of Music where he majored in Composition with guitar as his instrument of choice. He has scored several independent films, and has appeared on numerous recordings. After attending Berklee, his jazz fusion group Orpheus recorded for Polydor Records and toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada playing clubs, concerts and jazz festivals.
In 1997 he self-published and produced his first solo CD, an original recording, "The Invisible Man", which presents compositions combining the styles of jazz, Latin, rock, funk, and blues in an easy to listen to format.
In 2006 he finished recording a solo jazz guitar CD "Thank You Joe, A Tribute to Joe Pass", who was a master of the solo jazz guitar. The CD features many standard jazz tunes as well some original compositions.
His newest projects are a pop/rock CD called "Robbies Redux" which combines thoughtful lyrics with rock grooves. He has also recently finished recording a new jazz CD, “3/4 A Lot of the Time, A Tribute to Bill Evans". The CD contains solo jazz guitar pieces as well as duets with a vocalist and bassist performing standard jazz tunes.
Rob is versed in many styles, such as rock, jazz, blues, funk, Latin, and classical music. He has performed at the Vermont, Montreal and Edmonton Jazz Festivals and plays regularly, in and around New York City. He is an active educator and committed to the creation of excellence.
STEVE SCHUPSKY has been playing in the metro music scene for over 35 years. Formally trained at the Drummers Collective in New York City, he continues to perform and record a wide variety of musical styles which include rock, pop, blues, funk, soul, jazz, and country. He is best known for his super solid grooves and creative style. He has performed in various groups over the years and opened for major acts such as Wilson Pickett, John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Kenny Chesney, The Bellamy Brothers, Matt Guitar Murphy, Gate Mouth Brown, The Mavericks and Greg Allman. Steve has also performed with John Popper, The Chiffones, Darren Norwood, Arlen Roth and many tribute artists from across North America.
Jazz at the 1867 Sanctuary and throughout the Trenton/Princeton area is featured on trenton.jazznearyou.com. Download their app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire!
Preservation New Jersey is pleased that the New Jersey Jazz Society (NJJS) is co-sponsoring jazz events at the 1867 Sanctuary. We encourage fans of our jazz concerts and jazz musicians to join NJJS at www.njjs.org so they receive their award-winning Jersey Jazz journal 11 times a year and other special benefits, including a $5 discount on tickets to Jazz Music Series concerts at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!
Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary, $15 for New Jersey Jazz Society Members, and only $5 for school and college students with ID. Tickets may be purchased online below by selecting your ticket option and clicking on the "Buy Now" link to use credit or debit card or your PayPal account. If ordering two or three ticket types, each type must be purchased in a separate order. You will receive an email confirmation of each purchase. Online tickets will be held at the box office; please print and bring your receipt in case it is needed to confirm your purchase.
GROUP RATES are now available! Choose the Group ticket option and each ticket will have a $5 discount from the General Admission price (same as the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary ticket price)! Group rate tickets must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rates apply only to advance online sales and cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert. Groups must present themselves at the box office at the same time. For group orders of fewer than 10 people, the full General Admission rate (less the amount prepaid) may be required at the box office at the time of admission. Group rates do not apply to Student prices.
Tickets may be reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.
The 1867 Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible using the ramp on the left side of the building.
For only $30.00 per year ($50.00 for families), members of the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary receive advance notice of special events, our member newsletter, gift shop discounts and $5 off our General Admission concert tickets! BECOME A MEMBER NOW!
January 12, 2017
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