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.

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ELLA AT 100 – a smash hit

After two standing ovation at the last JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY concert the sell-out crowd remained on their feet to recognize the stellar performance by Mary-Catherine Pazzano and the Don Buchanan Quartet. In celebration of Ella Fitzgerald`s`100th birthday, Mary-Catherine brought the songs, which Ella loved to sing, to life again with her beautiful and rich voice. As she sang and told the stories of those timeless melodies, it felt like she was reciting poetry.

The exquisite accompaniment by Don Buchanan on piano, Jason Hunter on tenor, Clark Johnston on bass and Steve James on drums exhibited supreme musicianship. Those five musical minds communicated with each other perfectly and created music of a calibre and artistry seldom heard. A remarkable evening of admirable music.

Next upcoming event

Friday April 28, 2017 7:30 pm Marsh Street Centre
Jazzmania presents the Noodle Factory Jazz Project…

ELLA at 100

JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY   –    ELLA at 100

In celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday, THORNBURY JAZZWORKS presents a concert showcasing many of the well known melodies she made her own.
Ira Gershwin exclaimed :I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella sing them”. It is noteworthy that the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will pay a Swinging Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Thomson Hall in June to recognize her importance in the world of music.

On Friday March 31, 2017 Mary-Catherine Pazzano will give us her interpretation of the songs Ella loved to sing, accompanied by the Don Buchanan Quartet with Don Buchanan on piano, Jason Hunter on tenor, Clark Johnston on bass and Steve James on drums.

Tickets are $20 for Adults, $5 for Students,  available in Thornbury at Pharmasave and Sincerely Yours, in Collingwood at Blue Mountain Music and in Meaford at Stuff To Read.

THORNBURY JAZZWORKS is a non-profit community group committed to encouraging excellence in jazz music and supporting student music programs at local schools.

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