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Danny Tobias and Friends Featuring Warren Vaché
September 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome Danny Tobias and Friends with special guest Warren Vaché for great jazz in the wonderful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary! These jazz trumpet greats are joined by Pat Mercuri on guitar, Phil Orr on piano, and Joe Plowman on bass.
Equally 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.
Warren Vaché is a supremely accomplished, versatile and rare performer. He has been astounding audiences worldwide for decades with his superb cornet, trumpet and flugelhorn stylings. Through live performances and recordings, along with stage, screen, radio and television appearances, Warren conveys incredible warmth through his burnished tone and intelligent improvisations.
He has performed and recorded with such luminaries as: Benny Goodman, Rosemary Clooney, Benny Carter, Hank Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Woody Herman, Ruby Braff and Bobby Short to name but a few.
He can also be found in the company of such leading contemporaries as: Phil Woods, Jon Faddis, Terrell Stafford, Howard Alden, Jessie Davis, Alvin Queen, Brian Lemon, Tony Coe, Alan Barnes, Richard Wyands, Bill Charlap, Harry Allen, John Allred and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra…the list is a virtual “Who’s who” in Jazz, spanning every style in the history of the music.
Warren Vaché has performed at every major jazz venue and festival throughout the globe from club dates at Condon’s and the Blue Note to the Newport Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival and Perugia in Italy, including concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Vienna Opera, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Coupling a beautiful tone with a chance-taking style, Warren utilizes the complete range of the jazz vocabulary. His influences include: Louis Armstrong, Ruby Braff, “Pee Wee” Erwin ( with whom he studied for many years ), Roy Eldridge, Bobby Hackett, Clifford Brown, Blue Mitchell, and Billy Butterfield – from this group of extraordinary musicians, among others, Mr. Vaché has coalesced his own inimitable style that defies categorization. Pianist and composer Jim McNeely was heard to say: “Every chorus he plays is like a lesson in the history of the trumpet.”
A guest artist on countless record dates, Mr. Vaché has recorded over 35 albums under his own name including the award winning “2gether” with Bill Charlap (Nagel-Heyer) and many other highly acclaimed albums such as: “Polished Brass”; “Easy Going”; “Warm Evenings”; with the Beaux-Arts String Quartet ( Concord ); “Horn of Plenty” ( Muse ); “An Affair to Remember”; “The Best Thing For You” ) Zephyr ); “Mrs. Vaché’s Boys” ( with Allan Vaché ); “Warren Plays Warren” ( with Randy Sandke ); “What Is There To Say” ( with Joe Puma ); “Swingtime” with the NYC big band (Nagel-Heyer ); “Dream Dancing” (Arbors); and his latest “Don’t Look Back” with the Scottish Ensemble (Arbors).
As a charter member of the Juilliard Program for Jazz Studies, Warren offers the breadth of his experience in the arts which includes acting, performing and music direction for the film by Frank Gilroy “The Gig,” on stage appearances in “Dr. Jazz,” music direction for the Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor revival of “Private Lives.” Warren composed and performed the music for the movie “The Luckiest Man In The World,” and has performed on the soundtrack for numerous films including “Money Pays,” “Biloxi Blues,” “Simon,” and “The Dain Curse.” He also trained actor Richard Geer to play trumpet for his role in the movie “The Cotton Club.”
With a style that has been described as “lyrical,” ‘daring,” “warm,” and “exciting,” Warren Vaché has a delightful way of engaging and audience; leaving them enthralled with the beauty and joy of his playing, and the warmth of his vocals.
Phil Orr is a keyboardist (piano, mostly) within a spectrum of idioms ̶ multi-era jazz, pop (Anglo- and Afro-root), musical theater and classical. With extensive live performance and recording experience as both soloist and collaborator/accompanist, he’s recorded on piano, synthesizer, mellophone, flugelhorn, recorders and ‘puccolo’ (mouth whistling), and incidentally as a baritone chorister, featuring on ten album-length releases (jazz, pop, soundtrack; 1973-present), with original compositions and arrangements represented on nine. He is also a composer of neo-tonal classical, jazz (contemporary and historic) and pop (Anglo- and Afro-rooted) music: concert works, liturgical works, dramatic underscoring, incidental music, hymn tunes and jazz heads; 2- to 20-minute works for choir(s), solo voice, wind ensemble, concert band, chamber group, solo keyboard. He is a recipient of several ASCAPlus awards and a NJ State Council on the Arts fellowship.
Joe Plowman is a Philadelphia area bassist. An alumni of Temple University’s Boyer college of Music, Joe can often be seen playing anywhere from D.C. to New York. 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. Currently, Joe can be seen with Carsie Blanton, Milton, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five, Marty Grosz, The Blackbird Society Orchestra, and the Grand Slam Trio.
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- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Members of the New Jersey Jazz Society
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
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