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The History of Thornbury Jazzworks

Tony with Dean Hollins at one of our concerts!

Back in the spring of 2015 a group of local musicians decided to have a "jam session" as a birthday gift to Tony Bauer, a local musician himself and a great supporter of music and musicians in the area. Tony decided to share his special gift with friends in the community and invited them to listen in.

On March 19th of that year, at the L.E.Shore library, three of these musicians shared a night of jazz with some 40 of Tony's friends. That same night a small group of supporters convinced Tony that nights like this should continue and so was born THORNBURY JAZZWORKS.

The first year saw 3 evenings in the spring and another 3 in the fall featuring local musicians such as Don Buchanan, Mike Grace, Russ Little and David Woods on instruments as diverse as Harp, Flute, Keyboard, Bass, and Drums. Sessions now include as few as two to as many as twelve musicians on stage and have had to move, at times, between the intimacy of the library room to the much larger hall at Marsh Street Centre.

We've expanded our events to ten a year and many more musicians have joined us including Andy Harasymczuk. Drew Jurecka, Mike Lewis, Dave Young, Robert Horvath, as well as our own Dean Hollin.

We also extend Thanks to our sponsors and supporters who help make our Friday evenings such a great success. Also a big thanks to all the volunteers that help make these events happen (the setup and take down crews, the volunteers that take the tickets and arrange the food on the tables) - without each of them the events wouldn't be possible.

With your support, interest and attendance we hope to keep bringing these musicians to you for many more years.

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