Saturday, February 16


Location: Cairns Recital Hall,
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
250 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario

Time: 1:00 pm

Free event. Registration required.


Bill Charlap presents:
George Gershwin - The Blues and the American Soul (free event)

“Jazz is the voice of the American soul,” declared George Gershwin in 1926.

Acclaimed GRAMMY award-winning pianist Bill Charlap is not only recognized as one of the world’s greatest jazz pianists, he is also a renowned educator and enchanting story-teller. Charlap will discuss and demonstrate the important influence of jazz and the blues in George Gershwin’s music during this free afternoon event.  

Bill Charlap's lecture and performance have been made possible by the generous support of the Robert Green and Kelly Willis Green Foundation.