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

Grand Opening Festival
Jazz Music Series
Jazz Music Series:
Trenton Makes Jazz
Tom Littwin Trio

Tom Littwin, Bass
Michael Bond, Piano
Joe Falcey, Drums

Friday, September 23, 2016, 8:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing

Tom Littwin

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present the Ewing's own Tom Littwin and his jazz trio featuring local musicians Tom Littwin on Bass, Michael Bond, Piano, and Joe Falcey, Drums in the intimate space and gorgeous acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!

Tom LittwinTom 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.

Michael BondMichael Bond started playing piano when he was 4 years old. By the time he was 6, he was playing in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. After competing classically for 7 years, he began studying jazz in his early adolescence. He has been mentored by artists, Stanley Cowell, Jim Ridl, Orrin Evans, and Mike LeDonne. Michael has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many jazz luminaries including: the Captain Black Big Band, Conrad Herwig, Todd Bashore, Lee Hogans, Joe Ford, Tim Warfield, Curtis Lundy, Duane Eubanks, Victor North, and many others.

Joe FalceyJoe Falcey, a N.J. native, has been performing music in the U.S. and internationally for the last 20 years. He holds a degree in Music from Kean University where he studied performance, composition, and music education. He has also studied privately under master drummers Dave McGraw, Tony DeNicola (Harry James) Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck) and Ari Hoenig (Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano and Mike Stern). He has maintained busy performance schedule as both a leader and a sideman, along with a full time teaching schedule.

Joe continues to perform as a sideman, covering a wide range of musical forms and styles. Over the years he has shared the stage with Glenn McClelland (Blood Sweat & Tears & Ween), Pete Kuzma (Jill Scott), B.D. Lenz, Richie Cole, Eric Alexander, Brian Trainor, Tom Pass, Steve Kramer, Doris Spears, Larry Tamainini,John Swana, Rob Paparozzi, Steve Varner, Gary Mazzaroppi, Jeff Pedraz, Eric Mintel, Dave Antonow, Nelson Hill, John Sheridan, Dave Manley, Gloria Justen, Peter Lauffer, Andy Keenan, Jeff Gordon, Matt Davis, Brian Marsella, John Lee, Mike Remoli, Joe Vadala, Keith Snyder, Neilson Matta, John Stenger, Joe Ashlar, Joe Kramer, Jim Kelly, Mike Taylor, Bootsie Barnes, Duane Eubanks, Sean Rivas, Jim Ridl, Bart Miltenbeger, and hall of fame keyboardist Bernie Worrell (Parliment, Talking Heads).

Joe currently resides in Ewing Township, N.J. and is a proud endorser of TRICK DRUMS.

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 SocietyPreservation 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 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 air conditioned and is wheelchair accessible using the ramp on the left side of the building. A wheelchair is also available on request for transporting individuals from the curb into 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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