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Steve Sandberg, Piano and Rob Thomas, Violin

November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Steve Sandberg

Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society welcome jazz pianist Steve Sandberg and violinist Rob Thomas back for an evening of world music, jazz, and classical expressions for piano and violin in the wonderful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary.

Steve Sandberg  (www.stevesandbergmusic.com) is an eclectic musician with a lifetime of experience in many worlds of music. He began studying classical piano at age 4; has toured with David Byrne, Ruben Blades, Mario Rivera and Bebel Gilberto; and was nominated for three Emmys for his original music for “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go”.

At this concert, Mr. Sandberg, along with virtuoso classical/jazz violinist Rob Thomas, will continue his realization of his lifelong dream to create original compositions that draw on his extensive experience with world and classical music. He will perform piano music of Ravel, Bartok, Lizst and Chopin, along with original world music compositions based on these composers.

Dan Bilawsky, on All About Jazz, writes: Mr. Sandberg’s music “is a breathtaking composite of world music, jazz, and classical expressions. In these eight tracks, he delivers unto us an exultant music that’s incredibly personal and precise in its direction, yet universal in its language and ability to connect.”

Mr. Sandberg’s classical mentor, Seymour Bernstein (featured in the Netflix documentary, Seymour: An Introduction) writes: There is a rising meteor in the musical firmament, a man of the sort of talent we can only associate with greatness. His name is Steve Sandberg. I, personally, become awestruck when listening to Steve Sandberg. His keyboard artistry and creative gifts are treasures awaiting the world’s recognition.

Rob Thomas (www.robthomasviolin.com) is widely considered to be one of the most original, technically adept and powerful violinists playing jazz and contemporary music. JazzTimes calls him a violinist of exceptional creative resources … riveting as a solo voice with a rich complex tone.

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!

Tri-State Jazz Society
Tri-State Jazz Society

Preservation New Jersey also welcomes members of the Tri-State Jazz Society (www.tristatejazz.org) to our Jazz Music Series concerts. We also offer a $5 discount on General Admission for current TJJS members!

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 Members of the Tri-State 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 16, 2019
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map