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Monika Ryan, “Changes”

March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society welcome Monika Ryan back to the 1867 Sanctuary, where she will be performing material from her new release Changes with pianist Steve Einerson. This will be the first time this whole album is performed live.

Monika Ryan has created New Jazz Songs over Standard Jazz chord progressions. Come experience this innovative and immersive artist. Monika Ryan is a seasoned artisan and one of today’s pioneers in new jazz. Prepare to be delighted by the musical feast!

“A wonderful singer whose music will help keep the flame of jazz alive” -Sheila Jordan

Monika Ryan is an acclaimed versatile vocalist, recording artist and touring musician, with 10 published albums. Monika sings from her heart, music steeped in Jazz with a unique and sultry style of her own. What the media has said: “Breathtaking” -NPR, “Sensuous and Audacious” -All About Jazz, “Luscious” -Jazz Weekly, “Chic” -Downbeat Magazine, “Beauty, Range and Power”-Jazziz. www.MonikaRyan.com

Steve Einerson
Steve Einerson; Steinway Grand Piano; Dexter by Kim Hutsal/Barbara Feinman Millenery

Pianist Steve Einerson (www.steveeinerson.com) was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, WI. The son of music educators, he started playing piano at the age of five. While in high school, he developed an interest in jazz and began to study at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music under the direction of then-Milwaukee-resident David Hazeltine.

In 1992, Steve enrolled at the University of North Texas, the renowned music school that has produced scores of jazz players. He left a year later, wanting to go back to self-study, and transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. While earning a B.A. in Finance at UW-W, he remained very active with the university’s music programs. In 1996, he received the Downbeat Magazine award for best composition at the collegiate level for his selection “Not Nuthin.”

After working in the Milwaukee / Chicago, IL areas for a few years, Steve relocated to New York City in 2004. That same year, he was selected as a finalist to compete in the national jazz piano competition sponsored by the American Pianists Association in Indianapolis, IN.

In addition to performing at venues in and around NYC, he has also played at clubs and jazz festivals across the country and around the world. He has had the great privilege of sharing the stage with many superb musicians over the years, including Marlena Shaw, Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Brian Lynch, Killer Ray Appleton, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Slide Hampton, and many more.

Steve’s latest recording for Cellar Live records – ARRIVAL – is now available for purchase. This effort features some of NYC’s finest musicians – Paul Gill on bass and Pete Van Nostrand on drums.

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 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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March 23, 2019
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map