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The Jonathan Kirschner Band
July 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome the Jonathan Kirschner Band to the 1867 Sanctuary. Jonathan Kirschner’s combo plays an exciting blend of original music and jazz standards that combines his love of jazz music to his unique compositions that expand on the jazz tradition. At his performances you can expect to hear some of the best up-and-coming musicians playing exciting new music, while also honoring the music that has inspired them. The band members are passionate about exploring spontaneous, interactive new music in a live setting.
The band consists of performers familiar to concertgoers at the 1867 Sanctuary: Jonathan Kirschner (Guitar), Stephen Yee (Alto Saxophone), Ryan Permaul (Bass), and Nick Dekens (Drums).
Jonathan Kirschner, guitarist, composer, and educator, is fast becoming a familiar face at jazz venues and jam sessions throughout New Jersey. Jonathan currently studies with Vic Juris at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance. He is a past student of Doug Maher, Adjunct Instructor at UConn. He has studied both jazz and classical guitar in a variety of programs including the Berklee College of Music Summer Guitar Session and the Litchfield Jazz Camp. In 2016, Jonathan was a featured performer at the Jazz Sessions Fifth Anniversary Celebration at Chianti Jazz Lounge in Beverly, MA. In 2014-15, Jonathan played with the Gordon College Jazz Band. Jonathan plays guitar at any opportunity ranging from jazz to rock. Jonathan’s inspirations and influences include Vic Juris, Peter Bernstein, and Kurt Rosenwinkel.
Stephen Yee is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator. Pursuing a jazz performance degree under the tutelage of Ralph Bowen at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, Stephen is a passionate improviser and musician. As well as performing around the New Jersey area, Stephen’s experience in music includes teaching at the Play on Philly summer program (a non-profit organization providing music instruction to under-served youth in Philadelphia) as well as at the Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute. With a dynamic and narrative approach to improvisation, Stephen cites influences from musicians like Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, and Wynton Marsalis.
Ryan Permaul is a vocalist and bassist, based in in the NJ/NYC area, specializing in jazz, rock, and reggae. From his early roots in classical cello, Permaul has always been on a quest to discover his musical voice through various genres. Initially falling in love with both reggae and The Beatles, (The latter being the focus of his first rock cover band), he saw great success as a musician in high school, winning leadership awards and joining the prestigious NJ Regional Choir and music honor society. He has followed this path to the Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he studies jazz bass with famed bassist Kenny Davis, formerly of the Tonight Show, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and more. He has also seen great success in the regional tri-state area and northeast with his band, Tropic Vibez, which he takes the role of frontman, as well as vocalist and bassist. The band combines his love of rock music with reggae and jazz rhythms. They have released two projects, including a full length album in 2018 entitled “Later Tonight,” featuring engineer work by John P Allen of Bon Jovi fame. Permaul and the band has also opened for national acts such as Ballyhoo! and The Supervillians, at famed venues such as The Stanhope House, culminating on and east coast tour in 2018. Permaul is one of the most exciting young musicians coming up in the NJ/NYC scene, with much more on the horizon for all to enjoy.
Nick Dekens is a drummer, percussionist, and educator based out of New Jersey. Nick has played at venues such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, and Jazz at Lincoln Center with diverse artists ranging from jazz groups, wind ensembles, pop singer-songwriters, and rock bands. Nick is currently a junior at William Paterson University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance and music education, where he studies jazz drums with Bill Goodwin and percussion with Dr. Payton Macdonald. Nick also spent two years at Rutgers University, where he studied jazz drums with Robby Ameen and percussion with Joe Tompkins, Kyle Zerna, Javier Diaz, and Mike Truesdell. Nick cites drummers such as Mark Guiliana, Tony Williams, Brian Blade, Elvin Jones, Steve Gadd, Mel Lewis, and Victor Lewis as inspirational figures in his development as a unique and exciting young musician.
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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**
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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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