Saturday, February 16
Location: Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario
Time: 8:00 pm
Singin’ and Swingin’: A Jazz Summit
Joe Lovano, Jeremy Pelt, Niki Haris, Renee Rosnes, Russell Malone, Peter Washington, Lewis Nash
The Singin’ & Swingin’ Jazz Summit is a rare opportunity to hear seven modern masters create music together, each one a virtuoso.
Grammy award winner Joe Lovano is a creative genius and arguably, the leading tenor sax titan of our time. Vocalist Niki Haris is the daughter of jazz piano great Gene Harris, a friend and colleague of Oscar Peterson’s. Along with her jazz roots, Niki is gifted with a stunning vocal instrument of sweeping emotional range, and her style is always imbued with the blues. Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt is a technical marvel who can caress a ballad and execute a fiery solo with equal aplomb, and the charismatic Russell Malone plays the guitar with an infectious swing that embraces the entire history of jazz. Having toured and recorded together for over 25 years, pianist Renee Rosnes, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash are a rhythm section dream-team that brings telepathic interplay and swinging momentum to the bandstand.