Friday March 2nd – Martinelli / Turcotte

Renowned jazz vocalist Lisa Martinelli and one of Canada’s foremost trumpet players Kevin Turcotte will be joined by Nancy Walker on piano and Kieran Overs on bass to open the 2018 JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY Concert season on March 2, 2018.  Very rarely will you be able to hear these four outstanding musicians appearing together to perform a program of creative jazz music inspired by Chet Baker. As Kevin Turcotte was selected to provide the trumpet track for the Chet Baker movie Born to be Blue, a certain amount of authenticity can be expected.  Don’t miss this event.

Hope to see you there.

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JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY releases 2018 Concert schedule

THORNBURY JAZZWORKS booked an impressive array of artists for this spring, starting on Friday March 2 with the Lisa Martinelli / Kevin Turcotte Quartet,.

Lisa Martinelli is a renowned jazz vocalist and music educator, heading the Vocal Studies program at Humber College. Kevin Turcotte is recognized as one of Canada’s major trumpet players who provided the trumpet tracks for the Chet Baker movie Born to be Blue. Nancy Walker on piano and Kieran Overs on bass make this a powerful ensemble which is not often heard together.

Kevin Turcotte

 

Lisa Martinelli

Drew Jurecka, the exciting jazz violinist/clarinetist comes on March 23. Classically trained, Drew reminds one of Stephane Grappelli or Joe Venuti and far beyond , with Tom Szczesniak on piano and Clark Johnston on bass.

JAZZMANIA Weekend opens on Friday April 27 featuring the Mike Grace Quintet with  Mike returning on saxes and clarinet, Chris Cigolea on trumpet, John McLeland on piano, and Steve James on drums.

Ted’s Warren Commission on May 25 brings back Ted Warren with his own quartet featuring Ted on drums, Mike Malone on trumpet, Ted Quinlan on guitar and Pat Collins on bass.

Back by popular demand on June 22 Dean Hollin will be on stage at the Marsh Street Centre introducing his brand new show Rodgers & H .The first part the program will highlight the works of Richard Rodgers with his long time lyricist Lorenz Hart .The second part is dedicated to the fabulous music and lyrics created by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

These two song writing teams fundamentally changed musical theatre in North America with their unforgettable melodies, many of which became jazz standards, such as Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered , I Could Write A Book and many more.

A magic evening to look forward to.

Stay tuned, the Fall schedule will be announced at a later date.

CHRISTMAS JAZZ is coming to Town

Pat LaBarbera, Brian O’Kane, Danny Douglas, Andy Harasymczuk, Kieran Overs and Ted Warren!

As special guest the amazing Julia Hunter, a 14 year old student, will sing the well known Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire….)

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In 1984 a group of young  jazz  musicians caught the Holiday spirit and started to perform Christmas music to celebrate  the season. . The tradition carried on and The WHO’S WHO on the Toronto jazz scene is coming to the Marsh Street Centre on December 9th at 8:00 p.m. to do just that. This year Pat LaBarbera-tenor sax, Brian O’Kane-trumpet, Danny Douglas-trombone, Andy Harasymczuk-guitar, Kieran Overs-bass and Ted Warren-drums will share their own interpretation of the classic Christmas tunes you love to hear.

The Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club is hosting this event to raise funds for Beaver Valley Outreach with an on-line Silent Auction at www.christmasjazz.ca  from Dec.1 – Dec.9 and continuing at the concert. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, available at Thornbury Pharmasave, Riverside Graphics in Clarksburg and Blue Mountain Music in Collingwood or by phone 519-599-3345.   Don’t miss the fun and support Beaver Valley Outreach.

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MARY-CATHERINE PAZZANO – Nov 24

THORNBURY JAZZWORKS on a High Note

Almost Sold Out, there may be some tickets left!

MARY-CATHERINE PAZZANO is releasing her new CD album You Gonna Hear From Me on Friday November 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the Marsh Street Centre. No stranger to the JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY series she had 2 standing ovations for her riveting performance at the Ella at 100 concert. Her unique ability to tell a story and her rich, yet lyrical voice can leave you breathless. The variety of her singing styles is matched with the outstanding musicianship of Don Buchanan on piano, Jason Hunter on saxophones, Pat Collins on bass and Steve James on drums.

As it is the final concert for 2017 you don’t want to miss what promises to be a highlight in the musical journey of this rising star.

Tickets are $25 available at Pharmesave in Thornbury, Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg and Blue Mountain Music in Collingwood.

CHANTRY ISLAND QUARTET October 27

THORNBURY JAZZWORKS

The CHANTRY ISLAND QUARTET featuring soloist Meryl Gillmore –principal flute with the Georgian Bay Symphony, Adrian Little – piano, Mike Grace – bass and Stephen Wood – drums will perform SUITE FOR FLUTE AND JAZZ PIANO TRIO No. 1 by CLAUDE BOLLING. This is a chance to hear Bolling’s most important work, don’t miss it.

Friday October 27, 7:30 PM

Hope to see you there

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Cole Porter – Friday Sept 8 – 7:30 pm

Known for excellence in musical performance, the Thornbury Jazzworks Fall Series  starts on Friday September 8th 2017 with Collingwood entertainer Dean Hollin bringing his Cole Porter show straight from a run at the Grand Theatre in London,Ontario. Titled “Cole-Hearted”, this musical biography celebrating the life, times and music of Cole Porter features one of the most important composers of classic Jazz.

Dean’s performance is packed with wonderful music and delightful whimsical stories about the times when Jazz was the major art form in North America.

He will be accompanied by a jazz trio led by Steve Thomas, Musical Director of Charlottetown Festival and Drayton Festival Theatres. As this production requires a theatre stage setting, it will be held at the Marsh Street Centre.

 

Fall Series  starts on Friday September 8th 2017

Known for excellence in musical performance, the Thornbury Jazzworks Fall Series  starts on Friday September 8th 2017 with Collingwood entertainer Dean Hollin bringing his Cole Porter show straight from a run at the Grand Theatre in London,Ontario. Titled “Cole-Hearted”, this musical biography celebrating the life, times and music of Cole Porter features one of the most important composers of classic Jazz.

Dean’s performance is packed with wonderful music and delightful whimsical stories about the times when Jazz was the major art form in North America.

He will be accompanied by a jazz trio led by Steve Thomas, Musical Director of Charlottetown Festival and Drayton Festival Theatres. As this production requires a theatre stage setting, it will be held at the Marsh Street Centre.

Back at the Library, Friday September 29th 2017 we  welcome  Bob DeAngelis, one of Canada’s most accomplished instrumentalists. A master of the clarinet, in his illustrious career Bob has entertained royalty and presidents. He won the Juno Award for best instrumental album in 2004.

On Friday October 27th 2017  the Chantry Island Quartet will perform the rarely heard Suite No.1 for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio by Claude Bolling. This composition was particularly popular during the 1970-1980s in the United States and was on the Billboard magazine’s Top 40 for 530 weeks, almost 10 years.

Meryl Gillmore, Principal Flute of the Georgian Bay Symphony Orchestra will be the soloist.

Closing the season on Friday November 24th 2017, JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY will host the CD Release Party of the new album by Mary-Catherine Pazzano. 

MC, as the rising jazz vocalist is known, is no stranger to JATL and will have the

Don Buchanan Quartet  to provide the harmonies for her amazing voice.

Stay tuned for exceptional musical experiences by  THORNBURY JAZZWORKS

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The JOHN MacMURCHY TRIO with Andy Harasymczuk, Jack McFadden and JOCELYN BARTH

After a Sold Out performance by trombonist Russ Little, the last of the 2017 Spring Series Jazz concerts at the L.E.Shore Library will be held on Friday June 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  Born and educated in Collingwood, John MacMurchy made his career as outstanding jazz musician excelling at clarinet and saxophones on the Toronto as well as on the Canadian and U.S. jazz scene.

The JOHN MacMURCHY TRIO with Andy Harasymczuk on guitar and Jack McFadden on bass is featuring the amazing young jazz vocalist JOCELYN BARTH  performing their selections of seldom heard jazz favourites.

For tickets see poster below

 

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