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Stephanie Chin: Awaken Creation

February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter Stephanie Chin for her first event with ALL ORIGINAL MUSIC in the 1867 Sanctuary, a venue exclusively dedicated to performance, and her first event with a full band!

On Feb 24th, Stephanie Chin celebrates the beauty of the art within all of us. This Awaken Creation 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. This concert doubles as her official debut EP release party!

She will be accompanied by her friend and songwriting partner, Kristen Blum on guitar (and maybe even keys). Her new friend, Adam Shaber will be on lead guitar. Her genius friend, Joe Casalino, on drums/percussion and Ajibola Jeremy Rivers will play cello & bass.

Stephanie Chin
Stephanie Chin

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

Kristen Blum
Kristen Blum

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
Joe Casalino

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.

Ajibola Rivers
Ajibola Rivers

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.

Adam Shaber
Adam Shaber

Born and raised in the Atlantic City NJ area, Adam Shaber, lead guitar and bass, is a professional musician who began his career on the Jersey Shore boardwalks before earning his degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in Jazz Guitar and Music Education. Adam spends his time teaching students of all ages how to play guitar while he’s not performing at various gigs throughout the Tri-State Area as a soloist, sideman, or bandleader. Adam performs at restaurants, bars, clubs, pit orchestras, church choirs, private parties, and all community/charity events! Adam prides himself in being able to perform various music genres as a one-man-band guitarist/singer. In addition to Guitar/Vocals, Adam can also play Ukulele and Electric Bass.

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 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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February 24, 2018
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map