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Vin Downes, Tom Eaton & Jeff Oster

October 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Will Ackerman presents The Gathering in Concert, featuring Vin Downes, Tom Eaton & Jeff Oster

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome back Vin Downes, with Tom Eaton and Jeff Oster to the wonderful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary. The program will feature solos, duets, trios and improvisations by these artists, performing the night after their performance in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Greatly influenced by the music of artists on Windham Hill Records in the late 1980’s, Vin Downes furthered his interest of fingerstyle technique and composition by earning a degree in classical guitar performance and music education from William Paterson University. While at WPU, he studied classical composition and had several of his compositions performed by soloists and ensembles, including the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, Helix Ensemble and members of the Composer’s Guild of New Jersey. Vin Downes has released four studio albums, two of which were produced by Grammy Award winning guitarist and producer, Will Ackerman. He is currently a performing member of “The Gathering – A Concert Series presented by Will Ackerman”.

Tom Eaton’s musical life is comprised of three halves: (1) Recording and producing records at Universal Noise Storage, his commercial recording facility located in Newburyport, Massachusetts. (2) Co-producing with and engineering for Will Ackerman at his Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County Vermont and (3), as a maker of music playing keyboards of all kinds, bass and percussion. Tom’s clients include many award winning national and local artists in the folk/acoustic genre. My work has appeared on labels including Signature Sounds, Compass and Rounder Records, as well as in broadcast media including NPR and the BBC.

Often described as Miles Davis meets Pink Floyd, trumpet/flugelhorn artist Jeff Oster has just released his fourth album this spring. Jeff’s sound is a unique combination of his parents’ influences of 30s and 40s lyrical standards and his own passion for progressive rock, with some jazz/funk thrown in for good measure.


To Purchase Tickets

  • $20 for General Admission
  • $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. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed if purchased online.)

**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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October 7, 2017
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map