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THE SANCTUARY CONCERTS

The Sanctuary Concerts
At the Presbyterian Church
240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ

973.376.4946   boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts.org 

  

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Six concerts, VIP seating, free events, $175 The Pick Six Music Plan

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Jan. 10 8PM   in Chatham
FRANK VIGNOLA Guitar Summit and Django Birthday Bash!

Sanctuary favorite Frank Vignola is a jaw-dropping guitarist who melds gypsy jazz, bluegrass, toe-tapping swing and front porch picking into an eclectic, upbeat sound all his own.  The late Les Paul named him "one of my Five Most Admired Guitarists," and he has toured and recorded with everyone from Madonna, Elton John,  and  Ringo Starr to Lionel Hampton, Donald Fagen, Queen Latifah, David Grisman, and Bucky Pizzarelli.

For this special Guitar Summit and Django 104th Birthday Bash, Frank will be joined by four other white-hot players

Al Caiola is best known for his jangly guitar playing on the theme songs for "Bonanza" and "The Magnificent Seven."  But, that's also Al you hear playing on hundreds of hits, from Glen Campbell's Galveston to Simon & Garfunkel's Mrs. Robinson to Del Shannon's Runaway

Jason Annick is a jazz violinist and mandolinist best known for his work with gypsy jazz guitarist John Jorgenson's band and the gypsy jazz combo New Hot Club of America. 

Bass star Gary Mazzaroppi not only travels in jazz circles (Lionel Hampton Big Band, Stan Getz, Les Paul, Mark O'Connor) but also can be heard with Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, Alicia Keyes, and Renee Fleming! 

And, to add some sauce to this sizzling pot, rising-star American Songbook vocalist Audra Mariel will provide the vocals.  Audra has been tabbed enthusiastically by radio host Jonathan Schwartz as a New Artist to Watch.  

Expect Frank, Al, Jason, Gary, Audra and rhythm guitarist Vinny Rainolo to deliver white-hot versions of American standards, gypsy jazz jams, and even jazzified covers of Mozart and Black Sabbath!

Tickets: $25

 

 
Friday April 10 8PM   in Chatham
SHAWN COLVIN with special guest Rebecca Pronsky

Since releasing her debut album 25 years ago, Shawn Colvin has won three Grammy awards (including Album of the Year and Song of the Year for "Sunny Came Home") and five Grammy nominations.  Her songs have been featured in major motion pictures (including the cult favorite The Big Lebowskiand the Disney film Tangled), and she's even acted in the HBO show Treme and as the voice of Rachel Jordan on The Simpsons.  Her autobiography, Diamonds in the Rough, was published in 2012.

Shawn's newest release, All Fall Down, was recorded in Buddy Miller's home studio and features guest appearances from Emmylou Harris, Alison Kraus, and Jakob Dylan.  Her previous album, Shawn Colvin Live, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

On Shawn's 2011 visit to The Sanctuary, we introduced her to our favorite witty indie-twang songwriter Rebecca Pronsky as opener.  They apparently got along, because Rebecca is now touring with Shawn and will join her on this show! 

We are thrilled to welcome Shawn back to The Sanctuary.

Tickets: $30

 

 
April 11 8PM   in Chatham
TOM RUSH and Friends

TICKET ALERT:  Only about 175 seats are available for this concert.  Please consider purchasing in advance.

Tom Rush established himself as one of the shaping forces of the acoustic music scene with his groundbreaking 1965 Elektra album, "The Circle Game," which is credited by Rolling Stone with ushering in the singer-songwriter era -- and he hasn't slowed down since. In addition to writing folk classics like "No Regrets," Tom discovered and nurtured scores of younger songwriters, including James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Joni Mitchell, whom he heard playing as an unknown in a Detroit nightclub.

Tom's rich career has now been captured in a documentary film, No Regrets, currently screening at film festivals before its release. 

As captured in the film, one feature of Tom's career has been his "Club 47" performances, in which he shares the stage with select emerging artists.  In the spirit of those performances, this concert will include appearances by some new discoveries, to be named as the date gets closer.

Tickets: $35

 
COMING UP AT THE SANCTUARY:

4.25 ARCHIE FISHER, JEZ LOWE and JAMES KEELAGHAN $20

5.9 SLAID CLEAVES $25

 

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