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Joe Holt, Jazz Piano and Cody Leavel, Saxophone

May 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome pianist Joe Holt back to the 1867 Sanctuary with saxophonist Cody Leavel. Cody will draw on his depth of knowledge and experience in Big Band era jazz, as well as his Chet Baker-esque vocal prowess, in a swinging duo program with Joe.

Pianist Joe Holt has been a full-time performing musician for over  40 years. Joe performs for the connections that music makes, and a shared experience with his audiences. Known for his imaginative improvisations and a joy of performing, in addition to being a sensitive accompanist and collaborator, Joe’s formal studies span both jazz and classical, and the influence of both worlds can be heard. Soulful, contemplative, whimsical and hard swinging, his solo performances evoke the spirit of classic jazz pianists such as Dave McKenna, Fats Waller, Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, with a touch of Victor Borge. Among his many musical experiences, Joe is the host of the “Mainstay Mondays” series at The Mainstay in Rock
Hall, MD, performing collaborative concerts with regional guest artists every Monday night, and is a walk on entertainer for American Cruise Lines at ports along the Chesapeake Bay. Joe appears on over 30 album recordings. He lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and is the faculty instructor for the jazz combo at Washington College in Chestertown, MD.

Cody Leavel is a 27 year old saxophonist from Rehoboth Beach, DE. He began playing the clarinet first at the age of 9, continuing on clarinet and saxophone through high school in Cape Henlopen. Cody went in to graduate with a degree in jazz studies from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA, then soon landed a
job with the Glenn Miller Orchestra playing 1st tenor saxophone. He has recorded with the Orchestra twice and has played in all lower 48 states and most of Canada. Leavel has also traveled and toured Japan four times with the Orchestra. In 2017 after four and a half years, Leavel left the Orchestra to return to Rehoboth Beach and establish himself in the greater region.

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
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!

To Purchase Tickets

  • $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**

Tickets can be purchased online or 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.

For online purchases, PLEASE PRINT AND KEEP YOUR RECEIPT emailed from PayPal. You will not be mailed tickets. While our notification from PayPal is usually sufficient, the receipt will provide your proof of purchase, particularly for same-day purchases.

**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.

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For only $30.00 per year ($50.00 for families), members of the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary receive  $5 off our General Admission concert tickets for ALL of 2019!


May 11, 2019
2:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map