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The Jonathan Kirschner Band

November 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome the Jonathan Kirschner Band to the 1867 Sanctuary. Jonathan Kirschner’s combo plays an exciting blend of original music and jazz standards that combines his love of jazz music to his unique compositions that expand on the jazz tradition. At his performances you can expect to hear some of the best up-and-coming musicians playing exciting new music, while also honoring the music that has inspired them. The band members are passionate about exploring spontaneous, interactive new music in a live setting.

The band consists of performers familiar to concertgoers at the 1867 Sanctuary: Jonathan Kirschner (Guitar), Stephen Yee (Alto Saxophone), Ryan Permaul (Bass), and Dom Palombi (Drums).

Jonathan Kirschner
Jonathan Kirschner

Jonathan Kirschner, guitarist, composer, and educator, is fast becoming a familiar face at jazz venues and jam sessions throughout New Jersey.  Jonathan currently studies with Vic Juris at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance.  He is a past student of Doug Maher, Adjunct Instructor at UConn.  He has studied both jazz and classical guitar in a variety of programs including the Berklee College of Music Summer Guitar Session and the Litchfield Jazz Camp. In 2016, Jonathan was a featured performer at the Jazz Sessions Fifth Anniversary Celebration at Chianti Jazz Lounge in Beverly, MA.  In 2014-15, Jonathan played with the Gordon College Jazz Band.  Jonathan plays guitar at any opportunity ranging from jazz to rock. Jonathan’s inspirations and influences include Vic Juris, Peter Bernstein, and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

Stephen Yee
Stephen Yee

Stephen Yee is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator. Pursuing a jazz performance degree under the tutelage of Ralph Bowen at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, Stephen is a passionate improviser and musician. As well as performing around the New Jersey area, Stephen’s experience in music includes teaching at the Play on Philly summer program (a non-profit organization providing music instruction to under-served youth in Philadelphia) as well as at the Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute. With a dynamic and narrative approach to improvisation, Stephen cites influences from musicians like Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, and Wynton Marsalis.

Ryan Permaul
Ryan Permaul

Ryan Permaul is a vocalist and bassist, based in in the NJ/NYC area, specializing in jazz, rock, and reggae. From his early roots in classical cello, Permaul has always been on a quest to discover his musical voice through various genres. Initially falling in love with both reggae and The Beatles, (The latter being the focus of his first rock cover band), he saw great success as a musician in high school, winning leadership awards and joining the prestigious NJ Regional Choir and music honor society. He has followed this path to the Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he studies jazz bass with famed bassist Kenny Davis, formerly of the Tonight Show, The Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and more. He has also seen great success in the regional tri-state area and northeast with his band, Tropic Vibez, which he takes the role of frontman, as well as vocalist and bassist. The band combines his love of rock music with reggae and jazz rhythms. They have released two projects, including a full length album in 2018 entitled “Later Tonight,” featuring engineer work by John P Allen of Bon Jovi fame. Permaul and the band has also opened for national acts such as Ballyhoo! and The Supervillians, at famed venues such as The Stanhope House, culminating on and east coast tour in 2018. Permaul is one of the most exciting young musicians coming up in the NJ/NYC scene, with much more on the horizon for all to enjoy.

Dom Palombi
Dom Palombi

Dominic Palombi (www.dompalombimusic.com), drummer, composer, educator, pianist, and band leader has been thriving on the music lifestyle since the young age of 10. Between winning multiple drum solo competitions across NJ, and receiving multiple soloist awards through high school, Dom has been playing drums professionally for 14 years. Dom pursued his bachelors degree in Jazz Performance at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in 2016, and had the pleasure to study with prestigious jazz faculty such as: Conrad Herwig, Ralph Bowen, Bill O’Connell, Vic Juris, Kenny Davis, Brian Landrus, Vadim Neslovski, as well as legendary drummers and mentors: Robby Ameen and Victor Lewis. Dom’s range of talent goes all across the board from doing freelance gigs, accompanying dance classes, teaching drum students, giving masterclasses, performing in jazz groups, funk/rock bands, pit orchestras and more. Currently, Dom leads his visions with his group, “The Dom Palombi Project” ranging in originals, popular tunes, and “funkifying” classic jazz standards as well as pursuing other projects such as: Dance Accompanist at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and Drew University; Worship Drummer/Pianist at Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church – Liberty Corner, NJ; Drum Teacher at Octopus Music School – Hillsborough, NJ.

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.

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 7, 2018
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map