Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra featuring Ingrid Jensen

February 15, 2019, 8:00 pm

Location: St. Mark’s Anglican Church
41 Byron Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Christine Jensen is a force in Canadian music, both a major voice on the saxophone and a lauded composer with two JUNO Awards to her credit. Hear an extraordinary evening of pure Canadian jazz that will spotlight Christine’s sister Ingrid, who is also an inventive, prolific talent.

Bill Charlap: George Gershwin
The Blues and the American Soul

February 16, 2019, 1:00 pm

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

“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.  

Singin’ and Swingin’: A Jazz Summit

Featuring Joe Lovano, Jeremy Pelt, Niki Haris, Renee Rosnes, Russell Malone, Peter Washington, Lewis Nash

February 16, 2019, 8:00 pm

Location: Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines

Saturday evening’s concert, Singin’ & Swingin’: A Jazz Summit, is a rare opportunity to hear seven modern masters, each one a virtuoso, create music together. 

Music With No Borders

Kenny Barron, Kirk MacDonald, Reg Schwager, Neil Swainson, Lewis Nash

February 17, 2019, 1:00 pm

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

Music with No Borders features an incredible once-in-a-lifetime concert showcasing the exquisite pianism of NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron with top echelon players from both Canada and the United States. Recognized around the world as a master of performance and composition, Barron is joined by tenor saxophonist Kirk MacDonald, guitarist Reg Schwager, bassist Neil Swainson, and drummer Lewis Nash.

Canadian Jazz Master Awards Gala & Dinner

February 17, 2019, 6:30 pm

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

Under the auspices of the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, the annual Canadian Jazz Master Awards (CJMA) was founded to celebrate and honour Canadian jazz musicians of the highest artistic excellence who are deserving of national recognition. Each year two awards are presented, to one living and one past legend of Canadian jazz. 

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

*Space is limited

Please note: Patrons under the age of 30 can purchase discounted tickets by calling (289) 868-9177.

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