Sunday, February 17


Location: Stratus Vineyards,
2059 Niagara Stone Road,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Time: 6:30 pm


Canadian Jazz Master Awards Gala and Dinner

Under the auspices of the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, the Annual Canadian Jazz Master Awards was founded to celebrate and honour Canadian jazz musicians of the highest artistic excellence who are deserving of national recognition.

This year’s honourees are two jazz legends. The 2019 Canadian Jazz Master Awards will be presented to clarinetist, composer, and educator Phil Nimmons and to the family of influential trumpeter and composer, Kenny Wheeler. The award ceremony will be hosted by JAZZ.FM91 host John Devenish.

Enjoy a 3-course menu created by Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine paired with wine from our host Stratus Vineyards. Limited tickets are available!

Menu selections 

Curried "Ohme Farms" Sweet Potato Soup with Chive Creme Fraiche
(pre-selected main course)
Roasted Heritage Chicken Breast, Root Vegetables, Squash Puree, "Cumbrae Farms" Smoked Bacon, Beluga Lentils, Roasted Chicken Jus
Hoisin Glazed "VG's" Beef Short Ribs with Potato Puree, Winter Vegetables, Pickled Red Onion
Vegetarian option
Housemade Goat Cheese Agnolotti with Butternut Squash and Crispy Sage
Chocolate tart
Bittersweet Chocolate and Caramel Tart with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

About the Canadian Jazz Master Awards

Each year, two awards are presented to one living and one past legend of Canadian jazz. Nominees are reviewed and chosen by a rotating advisory panel of 15 jazz experts from across Canada. The artists who receive the most votes by the panel in each of the two categories become the recipients of a CJMA.

In Feburary 2018, the first awards were given to guitarist Ed Bickert, and the family of trombonist/composer/arranger Rob McConnell. A 2018 honorary award was also given to the family of Oscar Peterson.