1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
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
609-392-6409
1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org

Grand Opening Festival
Jazz Music Series
Jazz Music Series:
Danny Tobias Quintet
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Swing! Swing! Swing!
Danny Tobias and his All Star Quintet

Danny Tobias, Cornet and Trumpet
Paul Midiri, Vibraphone and Drums
Joe Holt, Piano
Joe Plowman, Bass
Jim Lawlor, Drums


Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing



Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present the Danny Tobias Quintet in a live concert recording session in the gorgeous acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!

If you’re looking to hear fabulous hot jazz played by exceptional musicians who clearly love the music and performing with each other, you’ll find it with the Danny Tobias Quintet, led by Trentonian cornetist and trumpeter Danny Tobias. After playing to a sold-out crowd for the Tri-State Jazz Society earlier this year, the quintet is making their debut New Jersey performance at the beautiful 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing.

Danny TobiasEqually at home with a cornet or trumpet, Trentonian Danny Tobias brings beautiful shape and individuality to his performances. Playing professionally since the age of 15, though his skills and repertoire embrace a variety of styles, Danny’s best known for traditional jazz and swing, artfully reproducing classic arrangements or uniquely improvising. In addition to playing with the Midiri Brothers at events and festivals across the USA, Danny has led bands and performed for the PA Jazz Society, NJ Jazz Society and the Tri-State Jazz Society, and has also worked with a number of prolific artists such as Warren Vaché, Scott Robinson, Vince Giordano, Wycliffe Gordon, Harry Allen, Jon-Erik Kellso, Brooks Tegler and Howard Alden. Danny has performed at Birdland, the Lincoln Center Atrium, the Players Club, and other jazz-loving venues in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore and surrounds.

Paul MidiriPaul Midiri's talents are inspired by Lionel Hampton in doubling on the vibraphone and drums – and his love for the vibes is clearly evident in the way he crafts their tones, and creates unique pieces and arrangements to showcase them. In addition, Paul’s virtuosity on the trombone gives him a special versatility. Together with his brother Joe, they are the Midiri Brothers, and perform with their bands, and/or individually at various events and jazz festivals across the country.

Joe HoltJoe Holt is a professional pianist, best known for his imaginative improvisations, and a joy of performing. Also a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC), he performs for the connections that music makes, and a shared experience with his audiences. His studies include, most notably: Yoheved Kolinsky - classical piano, and Don Glanden - jazz piano. Joe's performances reflect the influence of both worlds, and the joy in the moment. He performs extensively in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. as a soloist, as well as with established vocalists and jazz groups, and his own trio.

Joe PlowmanJoe Plowman, an alumnus of Temple University's Boyer College of Music, shows the versatility needed to succeed in a region rich in fine bassists. As music director and bassist for Carsie Blanton, he has toured the country opening for acts such as Paul Simon, The Wood Brothers, The Weepies, and Joan Osborne. In addition to leading his band, the Grand Slam Trio, Joe can be heard with singer Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five, Marty Grosz, and The Blackbird Society Orchestra.

Jim LawlorDrummer Jim Lawlor’s career started in Atlantic City, where he played for many world class musicians and some legends like Billy Eckstein and Jonah Jones, and was mentored by Chris Columbo, former drummer with Louis Jordan's Tympani Five, and father of Count Basie drumming legend Sonny Payne. After an 8-year stint with the Chris Sooy Swing Band, Jim joined the Midiri Brothers, and continues to perform with them at various events and festivals across the USA. In addition, his work with Cornet Chop Suey and other bands has Jim traveling around the country and through Europe.

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!

New Jersey Jazz Society

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to share the news 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 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible using the ramp on the left side of the building.

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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!

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