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Alex Otey Trio Performs Gershwin and Other American Standards
June 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome the Alex Otey Trio back to the 1867 Sanctuary to perform works of George Gershwin and other American Standards! The trio includes Alex Otey, Chris Clark, and Darrell “Double D” Soltesz.
Alex Otey is a pianist, singer, trumpeter, composer/arranger, producer and recording engineer who has performed with a number of prominent jazz musicians including Aaron Bing, Lew Soloff, and Sunny Stitt, and recorded with Grover Washington Jr and Richie Cole. He’s a participant on a GRAMMY® Winning and on two GRAMMY® Nominated projects as a contributing artist, producer and arranger. He performs regularly as a Jazz Piano-Vocalist and hosts The Trenton Jazz Show aired on WWFM JazzOn2 89.1 HD2.
Chris Clark (www.ChrisClarkBass.com) currently teaches double bass at The College of New Jersey, the Lawrenceville School, and Arcadia University. He has previously taught at Rider University and the University of North Texas. He holds degrees in double bass performance from the University of North Texas and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Settling to raise a family in New Jersey between the Philadelphia and New York City music scenes, his portfolio has included many orchestral bass tutti performances, including a concerto performance of the Koussevitsky Double Bass Concerto as soloist, local jazz artisan engagements, musical theater productions, cabaret engagements in New York, and solo and chamber music recitals. His bass work helped garner a Grammy nomination in 2012 for the family music release Fitness Rock & Roll by Miss Amy and her Big Kids Band. In 2016, he contributed to the short film “Home,” starring New York cabaret artist Charles Baran, a film which has been selected for the Winter Film Awards #WFA2017 in New York City.
Darrell “Double D” Soltesz is a world class drummer, singer, recording/session musician, music consultant who has performed with many prominent jazz/rock/country musicians including Richie Cole, Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Keith Carlock (Steely Dan), The Charlie Daniels Band, Johnny Cash and many more Grammy® award winning artists. He also performs with entertainer David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience to SOLD OUT shows and has appeared at concert/theater venues nationwide including The Keswick Theater, World Café Live, The Sellersville Theater and Atlantic City/Las Vegas Casinos.
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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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