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
Grand Opening Festival
Jazz Music Series:
Tom Littwin Jazz Quartet
Tom Littwin, Bass
Abel Tabares, Drums
Andrew Pereira, Saxophone
Bob Tiemann, Guitar
Sunday, July 24, 2016, 3:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present the Ewing's own Tom Littwin and his jazz quartet featuring Tom Littwin on Bass, Abel Tabares, Drums, Andrew Pereira, Saxophone, and Bob Tiemann, Guitar in the intimate space and gorgeous acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!
Tom Littwin began playing bass at the age of nine when students at his elementary school were allowed to choose an instrument to study. Littwin decided that he wanted to take music seriously after being accepted into The Pennington School in the sixth grade. At The Pennington School, Littwin participated in the schools Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Blues, Pop, Rock Ensemble throughout both middle and high school.
Around the same time Littwin started at The Pennington School he started going to a Philadelphia bass only store called Bass Specialties. At Bass Specialties Littwin attended many clinics, master classes, and private lessons with bass greats such as Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Janek Gwizdala, Gary Willis, Steve Bailey, and Gerald Veasley just to name a few. Bass Specialties is also the location where Littwin began studying privately with Anthony Wellington.
Littwin was also given the opportunity to study at many bass camps. In 2007, he attended Victor Wooten’s Bass/Nature camp in Nashville, TN. He also attended Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013.
After graduating high school Littwin began performing with many different artists in the Philadelphia and New Jersey music scene. Most notably Littwin gigged locally and recorded with the late Clifford Adams, jazz trombonist and member of Kool and the Gang.
Littwin currently is pursuing a degree in Music from The College of New Jersey. At TCNJ, Littwin has performed with great musicians such as saxophonist Richie Cole. Littwin Performs with TCNJ’s Jazz Band and Orchestra while also performing at other events in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area. Littwin also is an adjunct faculty member of The Pennington School’s music department.
Bob Tiemann is an up and coming Jazz musician/composer from the Philadelphia area. He has a performed with a variety of groups throughout the region at some of the top venues. A student of the Temple University jazz program, Bob will be completing his Bachelors of Music in Jazz instrumental performance this coming spring. Bob can be caught performing around Philadelphia in his own groups as well as a sidemen in others groups.
Philadelphia-based saxophonist Andrew Pereira is an emerging talent on the jazz scene. His sound expands upon the rich tradition of music that precedes him, while maintaining a voice that is uniquely his own.
Andrew studied at both Rutgers and Temple Universities, with such greats as Ralph Bowen and Dick Oatts. Since moving to Philadelphia, Andrew has performed actively across many generes, including original projects that feature his own compositional and improvisational talent.
Abel Tabares was born in New Jersey and began playing drums at the age of 13. With humble beginnings in church he quickly knew this is what he wanted to do. He attended Rutgers University and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Jazz Performance. Abel is currently a freelance artist performing regularly in the NY/NJ/PA area.
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!
September 19, 2016
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