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25 Years of the Eric Mintel Quartet and Still Going!

May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome The Eric Mintel Quartet back to the 1867 Sanctuary to celebrate 25 years and still going!

Two performances at the White House by invitation of President’s Bill Clinton (1998) and Barack Obama (2011), several concerts at the Kennedy Center, a special concert at the United Nations and countless accolades, the Eric Mintel Quartet have been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz for over 25 years. Featuring pianist and composer Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill sax/flute,
Jack Hegyi bass and Dave Mohn drums,  the EMQ is best known for their tribute to Dave Brubeck and performance of many Eric Mintel originals. The EMQ also has become a staple of the holidays with their highly successful “Charlie Brown Jazz” concerts delighting families across the country. In 2018, Eric Mintel launched an interview series, Eric Mintel Talking Jazz through Princeton Community Television.

This concert will be a retrospective of highlights of the past 25 years of performances. Due to a scheduling conflict, they will be performing as a trio as Nelson Hill will not be performing at this concert. Also, Brian Bortz will be filling in for Jack Hegyi on bass.

Eric Mintel Bio
Dave Mohn Bio

Well-versed and experienced in a broad range of styles, Lehigh Valley native Brian Bortz holds down the low end (and some high end too) with his own jazz group, The Last Thursday Band; as well as the James Gerard Orchestra, a 10-piece Philly-based dance band, which had the honor of playing a Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington DC. He is also bassist in the award-winning Fusion Jazz Trio, and is first-call sub with the fabulous Eric Mintel Quartet and Philadelphia Funk Authority, among others. Brian has backed numerous stars in his career, from George Burns, Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, Jay Leno, Dennis Miller and Jerry Seinfeld, to Lisa Simone, Bobby Rydell and Clay Aiken and more; played the Broadway touring show Grease; and is a regular on The Freddy Awards television production for Lehigh Valley region high school musicals.

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 2018!


May 12, 2018
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map