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Hymns & Spirituals with Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings

May 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings to the beautiful 1867 Sanctuary, and their 17th Annual Dixieland Jazz Hymns & Spirituals Concert to New Jersey for their second year! This May concert had taken place at the Morrisville (Pennsylvania) Presbyterian Church to full houses until last year.

The Rhythm Kings is “A Traditional Band in a Swing Style” featuring an all-star lineup of Jerry Rife (clarinet/saxophone), Danny Tobias (cornet), Pete Reichlin (trombone), Phil Orr (piano/vocals), Pat Mercuri (guitar/banjo), Garry Cattley (tuba/string bass) and Sean Dixon (drums).

Jerry Rife
Jerry Rife

This is a concert of non-traditional jazz repertoire of well-known hymns and spirituals in a jazz style. Says Jerry Rife, There are no arrangements of the music other than the order of the tunes during the performance. What you hear is spontaneous and unplanned. I hope you enjoy our version of this inspiring music.

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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 2019!


May 12, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map