RUSS LITTLE and the fall lineup

JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY opens Fall season with RUSS LITTLE

Few Canadian musicians can claim such an illustrious career as this virtuosic trombonist, composer, arranger and conductor. RUSS LITTLE will bring his ultimate trombone, exuberance and boundless instrumental artistry to the Thornbury Library on Friday August 24, 2018. His HIGHSPOTS SO FAR…. include having been the lead trombonist with the Woody Herman and Count Basie Bands, founding member of the legendary rock orchestra Lighthouse, member of  Rob McConnell’s The Boss Brass, Music Director for the famous comedy TV show Second City and arranger/conductor for countless CBC, CTV, ABC and NBC network TV shows.

For this concert he will be joined by Andy Harasymczuk on guitar, Jack McFadden on bass and Ted Warren on drums. Tickets are $25 and available at Thornbury Pharmasave and Blue Mountain Music in Collingwood.

WAYNE McGRATH  will bring his trumpet and be joined by Don Buchanan on keyboard, Peter Rissi on trombone, Jay Burr on tuba and Steve Wood on drums to revisit The Roaring 20’s with the jazz music of the day on September 21, 2018.

BILL McBIRNIE will perform the best jazz and bossa nova tunes  on his EXTREME FLUTE on October 19, 2018 with Andy Harasymczuk on guitar, Jack McFadden on bass and Ted Warren on drums.

The Marsh Street Centre will be the venue on November 16, 2018 to showcase the MARY-CATHERINE PAZZANO QUINTET highlighting UNDISCOVERED GEMS, the many  jazz tunes which just didn’t get top billings, but rank with the best mainstream jazz standards anytime.. Mary-Catherine on vocals, Don Buchanan on keyboard, Jason Hunter on tenor sax, Pat Collins on bass and Steve James on drums make up this enjoyable ensemble.

THORNBURY JAZZWORKS presents the JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY  and JAZZ AT THE MARSH concerts to promote excellence in musical performance and use the proceeds to support music education programs in our local schools.


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