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Luiz Simas (piano & vocals) with special guest Barbara Blonska (flute)

November 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome jazz pianist Luiz Simas back to the renowned acoustic space of the 1867 Sanctuary with special guest, flautist Barbara Blonska. They will perform a program of Brazilian music and classical works by Ravel, Debussy, Piazzola and others plus chorinhos and original works by Luiz Simas.

Barbara Blonska is a graduate of the Poznan Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland. She has performed with the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra and various chamber music ensembles all over the world, in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Karajan Concert Hall in Germany, the production of Aida – Opera Spectacular in Denmark, The MIDEM International Music Fair in France, and the Polish Consulate in Manhattan. She has also played with The Gorny Big Band Orchestra in television broadcasts throughout Poland as well as performances in New York and Chicago.

Barbara moved to New York in 2004, and has since then performed at Carnegie Hall for the second time in her career, worked with the POA Orchestra, Ensemble America, the Metro Chamber Orchestra, Cosmopolitan Orchestra and the Westchester Chamber Orchestra as principal flutist. She has also added Brazilian Choro to her musical repertoire, having performed with various Brazilian artists throughout the tri-state area. Barbara also has extensive experience as a music instructor. In 2006 she was asked to be a flute coach for The New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert series.

Rio-born Brazilian jazz composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas (www.luizsimas.com) is a genuine Carioca! Living in New York since ‘89, he has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in the US, in Europe and in Brazil. Luiz’ voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. His CDs include Cafuné, Impromptu, Luiz Simas Live in NYC, New Chorinhos from Brazil, Recipe for Rhythm, Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite and Transparências.

“Luiz Simas is not only a wonderful musician, singer and composer, he is an engaging performer who draws his audience into his witty, joyful, sensuous musical world.  Simas epitomizes the fantasies we non-Brazilians have about that wonderful country, and with him, we all get to be Brazilian, at least for the a couple hours! – Judy Carmichael, pianist

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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November 3, 2018
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map