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John Kizzie and Special Guest Amy Kizzie, “Crossing Over”

May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey welcomes guitarist John Kizzie and special guest vocalist Amy Kizzie to their first concert program of classical and contemporary music at the 1867 Sanctuary, Crossing Over.


Solo Guitar

A Psalm for Thanksgiving -Excerpt – Frederic Hand

A Celtic Tale – Frederic Hand

Bagatelle Number 2 – William Walton

Malaguena opus 160 – Isaac Albeniz

Fandanguillo – Joaquin Turina

Afro-Cuban Lullaby – Anonymous

Rumores de la Caleta – Isaac Albeniz

Voice and Guitar – Featuring Amy Stebbins

A Day in the Life of a Fool – Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Maria

Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison

The Promise – Tracy Chapman

Look of Love – Burt Bacharach

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Ewan MacColl

Moondance – Van Morrison

Solo Guitar Set

The Girl from Ipanema – Antonio Carlos Jobim and Norma Gimbel

Passata on Guitar – Pat Martino

Letter from Home – Pat Metheny

What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?

– Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman

Introduction and Poem on the Eyes of Lovers – Baden Powell

Bumpin on Sunset – Wes Montgomery/J. Kizzie

Impression of a Fugue – John Coltrane/J. Kizzie

John Kizzie began playing in electric guitar at 13, and by the 14, he was playing in several bands in the Houston metropolitan area.  He toured throughout south Texas and Louisiana in the bands of legendary musicians Bubba Thomas and the Lightmen and Conrad O. Johnson.

While working on his Bachelor’s degree in music, John had an opportunity to hear Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez.  It was his first time hearing the classical guitar.  From that time on, he has dedicated himself to studying and performing on the classical guitar.  In fact, he has studied with such internationally known guitarists as Manuel Barrueco, Hector Garcia, Abel Carlevaro, Christopher Parkening, Alice Arts, and Tali Roth.  He also has a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree from Texas Southern University and an MFA from Norwich University in Montpelier, Vermont.

He has performed on stages around the country.  In addition, John’s studies brought him full circle when he performed the Concerto de Aranjuez with the Raritan Valley Symphonic Orchestra on (DATE).

John has released two CDs.  His solo classical guitar project is titled Art that EchoesHis second CD features his wife Amy as vocalist for their duo called One By 6.

Currently, John teaches guitar at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey.  He is also the proprietor of the Guitar Lesson Spot (GLS) in Princeton, New Jersey where he teaches various styles in guitar, bass, and ukulele.

Contact: guitarlessonspot@aol.com

Amy Kizzie has been singing since she was a small child.  She has sung as a featured soloist in church choirs and at weddings and has been noted for her strong and melodious voice.  In fact, her singing has often been called “angelic”.  Her vocal versatility has brought her wide recognition when singing classical, jazz, pop, folk or ballads.

A naturally gifted singer, Amy also expanded her talents through studying the Vocal Behavior Technique.  Amy has has expanded her creative projects by working in stain glass and fused glass art.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 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 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. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)

**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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May 25, 2019
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map