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Phil Orr & More – “Pardi Gras” Jazz

February 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey presents the ORR-O’BRIEN-DIXON jazz trio (with MICHAEL O’BRIEN, bass, and SEAN DIXON, drums, www.philorrandmore.com) joined by special guest ADAM WEITZ to get a little head start on the Mardi Gras/Carnaval festivities in party style — bring your beads and boas!

Phil Orr is a keyboardist (piano, mostly) within a spectrum of idioms ̶ multi-era jazz, pop (Anglo- and Afro-root), musical theater and classical. With extensive live performance and recording experience as both soloist and collaborator/accompanist, he’s recorded on piano, synthesizer, mellophone, flugelhorn, recorders and ‘puccolo’ (mouth whistling), and incidentally as a baritone chorister, featuring on ten album-length releases (jazz, pop, soundtrack; 1973-present), with original compositions and arrangements represented on nine. He is also a composer of neo-tonal classical, jazz (contemporary and historic) and pop (Anglo- and Afro-rooted) music: concert works, liturgical works, dramatic underscoring, incidental music, hymn tunes and jazz heads; 2- to 20-minute works for choir(s), solo voice, wind ensemble, concert band, chamber group, solo keyboard. He is a recipient of several ASCAPlus awards and a NJ State Council on the Arts fellowship.

Michael O’Brien‘s two-decade international career as bassist and composer has teamed him with Harry Connick, Jr., Ruben Blades, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Gene Pitney, and Ted Nash, to name a few. He works continually among a variety of New York groups and is a regular member of the Michelle Walker (Opius Bliss)m Kyobe Oyobe and Sandro Albert quartets. His festival performances have included Lincoln Center, IAJE, Odessa, Port au Prince International and Sonic Circuits festivals. The acclaimed high-energy string quartet, Ethel, presented the world premiere of Pine in their 2011 performance at the Kennedy Center.

Sean Dixon (www.seandixondrums.com) creates and collaborates as composer, producer, drummer, percussionist, and bassist from his base in New York City. His music with SLV (co-leader), Zammuto, and M is Black Enough has brought him international recognition and landed him on the 2014 and 2015 NPR Songs We Love lists. Dixon co-led the critically acclaimed The Chesterfields with Scott Sharrard for seven years, producing one national tour and two CDs. He connects variously with Ondioline Orchestra, Amy Helm, Aloe Blacc, Fife and Drom, Kellylee Evans & Opius Bliss, among many others. Crediting Prince, Elvin Jones and Bruce Lee as his primary musical influences, his long association with Kakande and its griot leader, Famotro Dioubate, has made the deepest impression.

Adam Weitz is the founder of A Sharp Production (Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania) which leads seminars and markets his talent nationally. Adam began working within the mobile disk jockey industry specializing in full production bar & bat mitzvahs. Because of his personality, and unique singing ability, he became a well-respected entertainer in DJ Production. Adam’s parties created a sound and style that still goes unmatched. He also supports dozens of other organizations to assist in helping disabled children such as the Variety Club of Delaware valley, where he volunteers as an entertainer and MC for fundraisers. He also enjoys donating his production and talent where he can to help generate monies for these organizations.

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.

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**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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February 9, 2018
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map