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Alex Otey Trio Performs Hits From The 1970s
February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society welcome the Alex Otey Trio back to the 1867 Sanctuary to performs Hits From The 1970s.
The Alex Otey Trio is a popular jazz vocal piano style group that performs a wide range of music, from Swing era-to-current day standards and original works. This includes songs performed by Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Billy Joel, Green Day and many others. The trio has performed at venues such as: The Bitter End and B.B. King Blues Club in New York City, Harrah’s Casino in Philadelphia, and Caesars Casino in Atlantic City.
The Trio includes Alex Otey, piano and vocals, Chris Clark, bass, and Kevin Kuchinsky, drums.
Alex Otey is an award-winning singer-pianist, trumpeter, composer/arranger, producer and recording engineer. He has performed with a number of prominent jazz musicians 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, and has received various awards, including The Global Music Award, for his original music. Otey also has performed trumpet with many groups including the Wilmington Symphony as an early teenager. Otey performs regularly as a popular jazz piano-vocalist soloist or with his trio between Philadelphia and New York City. He holds a Masters in Music Business from Berklee College of Music, and hosts The Trenton Jazz Show aired on WWFM JazzOn2 89.1 HD2. www.AlexOtey.com
Chris Clark 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. www.ChrisClarkBass.com
Kevin Kuchinsky is an in demand musician who performs regularly in the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. He holds a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from New Jersey City University and a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The College of New Jersey. Kevin has studied guitar with Paul Meyers, Joel Perry, James Day, Christian Taggart, and Michael Kovacs. He has also studied Drums with Vanderlei Periera and Tim Horner. Aside from his freelance work, Kevin is a member of the ‘Brothers of Prevention’ which is a chamber duo that performs instrumental arrangements of the music of Frank Zappa. Kevin is the Instrumental Music Teacher at Holland Township School in Milford, NJ.
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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!
Preservation New Jersey also welcomes members of the Tri-State Jazz Society (www.tristatejazz.org) to our Jazz Music Series concerts. We also offer a $5 discount on General Admission for current TJJS members!
The 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.
To Purchase Tickets
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Members of the New Jersey Jazz Society
- $15 for Members of the Tri-State 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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