1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Preservation New Jersey • 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing • PO Box 7815• West Trenton, NJ 08628

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Concert for Children

Steve Kaplan and Joe Golding

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 3:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing


Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present Joe Golding and Steve Kaplan in TotTunes+

TotTunes+ combines the talent and experience of two public school music educators skilled at captivating audiences of all ages. Steve Kaplan’s musicianship on saxophone, clarinet, flute, and keyboards complements Joe Golding’s rhythms on drum set and other percussion instruments.

These two energetic entertainers harmonize to their own backing tracks recorded in their private studio.

Joe Golding currently teaches music to students in grades five through eight at Pond Road Middle School in Robbinsville, New Jersey. He graduated after studying percussion at the highly selective Mason Gross School of the Arts. Joe is also an adjunct professor at Mercer County College, offering instruction to percussion students.

Joe regularly performs with Jazz Big Bands, Jazz small combos, Dixieland Jazz, polka, klezmer, classic rock, religious services, country, oldies, and pit orchestras for musicals. He has recorded over thirty five albums ranging in genres ‘from Bach to Rock’. Some major influences to Joe's drumming have been noted performers such as Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, and Tony DiNicola, but he enjoys playing all styles and has been influenced by many others, as well.

Joe is a primary vocalist with TotTunes+, but also performs as drummer, percussionist, and adds some surprises on other instruments, as well. His ability to change his voice sounds and range is remarkable and always captivates audiences.

Joe is married with two young boys, and his delightful wife, Maria, who helps promote and book TotTunes+. Joe is an energetic man and besides his music, he also loves gardening, and has always been involved with nurturing and helping develop young people. He coached an undefeated Girls Soccer team for three years in a row in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Now he devotes all of his free time to being the best husband and daddy possible!

Steven Kaplan, a graduate of Montclair State College, and has spent over thirty years teaching music in the Trenton metropolitan area. He directs the award winning Ewing High School Jazz Ensemble, and during his fifteen year tenure with the Ewing Board of Education Steve has also assembled a clarinet quartet, flute quartet, saxophone ensemble, and was the assistant marching band director until 2013.

In addition to swing and jazz bands, Steve enjoys playing Traditional Jazz and Dixie music, and is included in Joe Zook’s Blues Deluxe, as well as the Odessa Klezmer band. Steve performs on Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano, Trumpet, and vocals as a freelance musician, and has written many original orchestrations and arrangements for a variety of performing groups. Steve’s work can be heard on many studio recordings produced in the metropolitan are. Steve was born in Brooklyn, New York, did most of his music studies in East Brunswick, New Jersey, and has settled in Ewing, NJ, with his wife and two sons, who are both part time musicians and teach history in New Jersey public schools.

Click here to view and print our TotTunes+ Children's Concert flyer!

TotTunes+ provides a unique mix of delightful sounds and lyrics at an enjoyable volume to educate, entertain, and engage kids and adults, alike. Parents and children will share in the fun together!

For more about TotTunes+, visit their Facebook page at TotTunesPlus

Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 per child. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Tickets may be purchased at the door or 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 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.

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.

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

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