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Stephanie Chin: “Awaken Creation 2”
May 5, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter Stephanie Chin and her band back with her ALL ORIGINAL MUSIC Awaken Creation 2 concert in the 1867 Sanctuary.
Stephanie Chin celebrates the beauty of the art within all of us. This Awaken Creation 2 concert will feature songs written by herself, her bandmates, and other talented songwriter friends in the hopes to inspire the audience to tap in to and nurture the gifts we each have no matter how small they may seem.
She will be accompanied by her friend and songwriting partner, Kristen Blum on guitar (and maybe even keys). She will be joined by Rosalie Chin on vocals. Her new friend, Gabriie Luc Gonzales will be on lead guitar. Her genius friend, Joe Casalino, on drums/percussion and Ajibola Jeremy Rivers will play cello & bass.
Dubbed as a soulful songbird, Stephanie Chin‘s passion for music is evident in all she sings. This singer/songwriter hopes to inspire others to Be Love and to achieve their dreams. Stephanie was thrilled to play the big stage at New Hope Pride last year and has also played at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ. She is a New Hope, Pennington, and Asbury favorite with regular shows at Logan Inn, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, and Women’s Weekend NJ. Her show at Princeton’s Cafe Improv was marked as one of the “Best of 2017.” She also sings with Pocketful of Soul, an acoustic trio cover band. You can follow her journey at www.stephaniecmusic.com
A New Jersey native, Kristen Blum is a self-taught guitarist of 26 years & singer/songwriter. Kristen has performed at notable venues in New Jersey such as Mexicali Blues & The Stone Pony. She’s a regular favorite at New Hope’s Logan Inn, at Asbury Park’s “Women’s Weekend” & in North Jersey with both Stephanie Chin and her acoustic duo “Strawberry Moon”. Kristen is excited to have co-written a few songs on Stephanie Chin’s debut EP.
Joe Casalino, drums and percussion, studied with Kenwood Denard, Joe Bonadio, and Pat Petrillo. He has recorded with Ned Farr and the Good Red Road, the Burbans and appears on various film soundtracks and documentaries. He performs locally and in N.Y.C. with various artists and is on the faculty of Music Tech Academy in NJ.
Rosalie Chin is a singer and dancer born and raised in New York and now living in New Jersey. She worked for NYC Board of Education and became a stay-at-home mom to raise her 4 children. Her passion for music has led her to sing in local bands, community theater, church choirs, and folk groups and became a co-coordinator of her church choir. She is also a ballroom dancer and in the early years competed along with her dance partner/husband, John and now \ dances in showcases. Rosalie favorite saying is: “I’d rather sing than talk, I’d rather dance than walk.”
Gabriie Luc Gonzales (lead guitar and bass) is an eclectic guitarist who resides in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Over the past sixteen years, he’s dedicated himself to finding his “voice” on his instrument by way of instruction and experimentation — both of which are facilitated by his propensity towards curiosity. Gabriie completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at DeSales University in 2014. During his time at DeSales, he received musical instruction and guidance from Frank Michael Flandorffer of Pennsylvania Guitar Quintet fame. Currently, he’s pursuing an advanced degree in mathematics at Lehigh University while striving to maintain his presence in the local, musical community.
Ajibola Rivers, bass and cello, is a Nigerian-American cellist from Lafayette Hill, PA. He began playing the cello when he
was nine years old and pursued a professional degree in music at the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. He taught himself bass guitar while in college and formally took up composing, arranging, and songwriting during the year after his graduation. Over time he has discovered an immense passion for teaching and unearthing great potential in himself and others. He lives every day by his mantra: “As a creative artist, I have a social responsibility to explore, invent, and discover new ways
to unite worlds through my every medium.” His creativity and determination come second only to his calm, patient spirit, with eyes always watching for an opportunity to make lasting change in the world.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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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