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

150th Anniversary Festival
Jazz Music Series
Jazz Music Series:
Nate Philips Jazz and Songwriting
with the
Nate Philips Quartet


Nate Philips (Piano)
Zeke Levine (Bass)
Vinny Vicarro (Guitar)
Ben Singer (Drums)

Jazz and Folk/Blues/Rock/Songwriting Worlds Collide

Friday, August 4, 2017, 8:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary
Arts and Culture Center


Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome the Nate Philips Quartet to the 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center for a concert of jazz standards, particularly some favorite jazz vocal tunes, side by side with original songs written for guitar and voice.


Nate Philips has been playing piano since age 7. He is now 23, just having graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, NY, where he studied jazz performance on piano. His teachers include Mike Longo, Tom Lawton, Scott Gurney, Alan Turry, and Ed Ferdinand. The guitar has also intrigued him for 10 odd years now. Taking lessons for only a year and a half, he is mostly self-taught. Nate went to George School for high school in Newtown, PA. Towards the end of high school he started writing original songs on guitar. He has written upwards of fifty original songs since then for guitar and vocals. His influences include Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau, Johnny Flynn, Fionn Regan, Elvis Perkins, and Radiohead. He also has explored painting, poetry, and creative writing. He grew up in Morrisville, PA where he still lives today.

Nate and Zeke Levine (bassist) know each other from their synagogue and Hebrew school program “String of Pearls” in Princeton, NJ.

Placeholder imageBen Singer (drummer) and Nate know each other from Quaker gatherings known as “Young Friends,” a Quaker youth group for high school teenagers. Ben is a drummer local to Philadelphia and strives to build upon the strong music tradition that the city is known for. He attended Temple University as a Jazz student and is well versed in history of the music. Ben is interested in incorporating new elements into the music and and works to play within the space between the familiar and the unexpected to keep audiences surprised and engaged. He has worked with many of the areas local talents including: Josh Lee, Tim Warfield, Daud El-Bakara, Jack St. Clair, Chelsea Reed, Julian Hartwell and more. He has also worked as a musician on the Holland America cruise Line. Ben works as a bandleader/composer as well and is always exploring to find new music to present to the world.

An original composition by Nate Philips at Sarah Lawrence College.

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New Jersey Jazz Society

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 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.

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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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