Les Paul Festival at Ramapo College Feb. 24, 2018

On Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for performing and visual arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey and the Mahwah Museum will present

The Les Paul Festival, with headliners:

The Mike Stern Band, featuring Richie Morales and Teymur Phell

Plus: Opening Act- Ramapo College Musicians

This event will take place in the Sharp Theater, located at 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430.

From The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for performing and visual arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey: The annual festival celebrates Mahwah resident Les Paul’s innovative spirit as a musician and technologist by hosting a week of guest speakers and workshops for Ramapo’s music students culminating in a concert for the college and regional community. 

About the artists:

Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats to a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados. Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early 1980s before launching his solo career in 1985. Since then he has released 17 recordings as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards.

Drummer Richie Morales, a native of New York City, is a versatile player who has performed and recorded with a wide range of contemporary artists. He also leads his own group performing a mixture of Jazz standards and original music. Richie has been a member of the jazz faculty at Purchase College Conservatory of Music SUNY since 2000.

Bassist Teymur Phell moved to New York in 2011 and has since built a reputation as a vibrant and virtuous player. Born in Azerbaijan to a family of professional musicians — his grandmother Elmira Nazirova was a celebrated classical pianist — Teymur studied classical bass at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and toured with Palestinian singer Amal Murkus.

Mike Stern, Richie Morales and Teymur Phell

Ticket Prices: $30/$27/$24; NO DISCOUNTS( ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO EXCHANGES. NO RETURNS.)

TO ORDER TICKETS:

Online Orders: Visit https://www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter/event/les-paul-festival-concert-featuring-mike-stern-band/

By Phone: 201. 684. 7844 (We accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card)

Box Office: Located in the lobby of the first floor of the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Hours: Monday-Friday, Noon-8:00PM., and two hours prior to each performance. Saturday and Sunday, Noon-5 P.M.

For additional information including group sales, series tickets and gift certificates:

Phone: 201.684.7844 Fax: 201.684.7979 Email: tickets@ramapo.edu

Raffle, Auctions and Live Entertainment at Les Paul Gala

On Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. the Mahwah Museum will host the Les Paul 99th

Hofnet Bass guitar

Hofnet Bass guitar

Birthday Gala at Ramapo College Trustees Pavilion, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah.  There will be live and silent auctions of many special guitars and music memorabilia, live entertainment and a raffle drawing.   The live auction will include a Hofner Bass guitar with a pick guard signed by Paul McCartney, a Fender Squire solid body electric guitar autographed by Pete Townsend, a Fender Squire solid body electric guitar with Chuck Berry autograph on the pick guard, a white Fender Stratocaster guitar autographed by Ron Wood and Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones, and more.  For a full list and description of live and silent auction items, and information about Online Slots bidding,  visit www.mahwahmuseum.org.  Three winners of a raffle for two Gibson “Traditional” Les Paul Guitars with Les Paul autographed pick guards, and a Fender Squire Strat autographed by James Taylor, will also be chosen.  Bucky Pizzarelli with Ed Laub and Lou Pallo with Les Paul’s Trio will provide live entertainment.  Wine, hors d’oeurves, and light fare will be served. 

Tickets for the Gala and the raffle are both $25 and are available at the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays and weekends, at Robbie’s Music on Rt 17, at Devon Fine Jewelry in Wyckoff, at Alto’s Music on Rt 59 in Airmont, and through the mail.  Gala tickets are also available for purchase online at www.mahwahmuseum.org

The Mahwah Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike.  The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open on weekends from 1-4 p.m. until June 22; the Museum, with the exhibits “Neighborhoods of Mahwah: 1913-2013” and “Les Paul in Mahwah,” is open weekends and Wednesdays until June 25, when it will close for the summer.   The Museum will reopen in September, 2014. 

The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from the NJ Historical Commission, Department of State.