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Steve Sandberg, Piano and Rob Thomas, Violin
July 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome pianist Steve Sandberg and violinist Rob Thomas for an evening of world music, jazz, and classical expressions for piano and violin in the wonderful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary.
Three time Emmy-nominated composer Steve Sandberg plays original music that masterfully blends classical and world music genres with the excitement of virtuosic improvisation. This concert will feature Mr. Sandberg on piano playing Liszt, Chopin, Ravel and, with Rob Thomas on violin, his own world jazz compositions based on these great classical composers.
Steve Sandberg (www.stevesandbergmusic.com) is an eclectic musician with a lifetime of experience in many worlds of music. He began studying classical piano at age 4; has toured with David Byrne, Ruben Blades, Mario Rivera and Bebel Gilberto; and was nominated for three Emmys for his original music for “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go”.
At this concert, Mr. Sandberg, along with virtuoso classical/jazz violinist Rob Thomas, will continue his realization of his lifelong dream to create original compositions that draw on his extensive experience with world and classical music. He will perform piano music of Ravel, Lizst, and Chopin, along with original world music compositions based on these composers.
Dan Bilawsky, on All About Jazz, writes: Mr. Sandberg’s music “is a breathtaking composite of world music, jazz, and classical expressions. In these eight tracks, he delivers unto us an exultant music that’s incredibly personal and precise in its direction, yet universal in its language and ability to connect.”
Mr. Sandberg’s classical mentor, Seymour Bernstein (featured in the Netflix documentary, Seymour: An Introduction) writes: There is a rising meteor in the musical firmament, a man of the sort of talent we can only associate with greatness. His name is Steve Sandberg. I, personally, become awestruck when listening to Steve Sandberg. His keyboard artistry and creative gifts are treasures awaiting the world’s recognition.
Rob Thomas (www.robthomasviolin.com) is widely considered to be one of the most original, technically adept and powerful violinists playing jazz and contemporary music. JazzTimes calls him a violinist of exceptional creative resources … riveting as a solo voice with a rich complex tone.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.
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**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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