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That Old School Magic: Skip Barthold and Demetria Joyce Bailey

July 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to present That Old School Magic with Skip Barthold and Demetria Joyce Bailey in the 1867 Sanctuary!

If you like old school Jazz & Blues, this duo is a must see – Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Ethel Waters and the list goes on…Gershwin, Arlen, Ellington…ENOUGH SAID, come on out and enjoy the vocal styling’s of Demetria and the smooth guitar of Skip…
This duo is Unstoppable!!!

• With other artists appearing at the clubs around town, none are household names on the nation jazz scene, but they all including singer Demetria Joyce Bailey show that they deserve more notice if given the opportunity.
Lee Mergner, Jazz Times – Cape May Jazz Festival
• Bailey has a lovely voice with an extended range – it’s blues-light, so to speak and she has a convincing delivery in the ballads.
Bob Brown, Princeton Packet
• Bailey’s renditions of up-tempo songs require a great deal of vocal power…she really hits the mark! Stage Magazine

Demetria Joyce Bailey
Demetria Joyce Bailey

A singer since the age of 12 and an accomplished stage and screen actress, Demetria Joyce Bailey has a powerful vocal range and a mesmerizing style, singing old-school jazz and blues in the tradition of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Ethel Waters.

As a professional artist, she has performed throughout the US, Philippines and Japan. Some of her favorite roles include TV: Regional Commercial Take it Easy-AmeriHealth (Lead), California Rep. in Netflix House of Cards, Pearlene Scott in HBO’s The Wire, The Nurse in CBS’ Hack. Concert: Barry Manilow concert tour, Philadelphia’s July 4th Celebration at 20th & the Parkway, BRT Summer Music Fest. Solo Shows: A Moment in Time and 3 Ladies & Me. On Stage: Working: a Musical, Mama Morton in Chicago starring Justin Guarini, Electra in Gypsy starring Tovah Feldshuh and Robert Newman, Billie Holiday in Comes Love, Mom in Passing Strange, Sis Leo in Nunsense, Charlene Woodard in Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Ethel Waters in Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On The Sparrow (Barrymore Nominated – Best Actress). She also served as Music Director (2 seasons) for the Emmy Award winning “Gimme the Mic Philadelphia” WPSG-TV, UPN57.

Demetria sings alone and with an array of bands from a Duo to a quartet to an 18-piece Big Band. She has been a featured vocalist at numerous local theatres and Jazz Series as well as Philadelphia’s 4th of July on the Parkway, World Cafe Live Philly & Delaware and Cape May Jazz Festival to name a few.

Her enchanting debut CD Takin’ a Chance is available at iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby.com. For the latest; www.demetriabailey.com. ~~ Phil 4:13

Skip Barthold
Skip Barthold

Skip Barthold (www.skipbarthold.com) is Guitarist & Songwriter originally from upstate New York. He went to college at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore where he was a classical guitar student of Aaron Shearer. While in Baltimore he was a member of the Peabody guitar ensemble and a co-founder of the Slim Pickin’s Bluegrass band. Upon graduating from Peabody he moved to New York City.

While in New York he was a regular participant in Jack Hardy’s Monday night songwriters exchange was featured on five issues of the “Fast Folk Musical Magazine” including the premier issue (now available through Smithsonian Folkways).

He also released an album of original steel string guitar instrumentals called “fingerpainting” produced by Steve Gaboury. He performed solo for many years in clubs around New York City, and with the Irish rock band “The Lookalikes”. While in New York he also studied jazz piano with Jaki Byard. Since leaving New York, he has lived in Little Rock Arkansas, Detroit Michigan, & Chadds Ford Pennsylvania, performing frequently in each of these locations.

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!


July 25, 2018
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map