Join us for the 1st annual TD Niagara Jazz Festival ‘Rat Pack’ Fundraiser.
An evening of live music, wine and class.
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – Royal Cambridge (behind the Prince of Wales Hotel) – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Show: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Tickets: $35 in advance / $45 at the door
Featuring David Ian Andrea, Christopher Allen Graves and Roger Wyatt,
– Great silent auction items (Wine, & craft beer, Jazz Fest tickets, theatre tickets & more…)
– Live Auction (Artwork, 1 hour live jazz concert, Vintage wine & more…)
– Door prizes
– 50 / 50 draw
– Light Fare available
– Cash Bar
Formal attire requested. Dress to impress! Award for best dressed couple and single.
* All proceeds go towards helping to fund this year’s Not-For-Profit TD Niagara Jazz Festival. *
CHRISTOPHER ALAN GRAVES
Christopher Alan Graves has close to 30 years of experience as a singer and entertainer. Christopher was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa but now lives outside of Charlotte, NC. Christopheris currently employed as a Guest Entertainer for Carnival Cruise Line traveling throughout the fleet with his very own shows.
Through the years he has delighted audiences both on land and at sea through his gifted, self taught talent. Having performed various styles of music from Rock to Pop and County to Classical, Christopher found his nitch in Big Band and Broadway music. The many years with Carnival payed off when he was asked to help put together two shows for them that he would star in.
The first show was called “Singin’ With the Big Band: A Tribute to Frank and Sammy”. The idea for that show came from a childhood memory he had of his father listening to Frank Sinatra every Friday night on the radio. The second show is called “Once In My Lifetime” which takes the listener on a personal musical journey through Christopher‘s career as a singer. With his mother’s side of the family being Italian and the fact that this second show was designed for a ship cruising the Mediterranean, Christopher thought this would be a great opportunity to perform some of his favorite Italian songs, among others, in tribute to the memory of his late mother. Both shows have been well recieved by audiences of all ages. Tonight is just a taste of what Christopher can do. It is his hope that you are moved by the music as much as he is.
DAVID IAN ANDREA
David Ian Andrea is a veteran performer in other incarnations of “Rat Pack” shows as Dean Martin. From Port Colborne, Ontario. He has brought his talents all over the Northeast part of the United States and Canada. He is a regular performer at Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events and much More!
His voice is a ship that sets his audience sailing back into time, when nightclub minstrels sang pure of heart, and always of love. Some people have said that “I can close my eyes and actually imagine Dean Martin himself being in the room!”
He is sure to blow you away as part of TD NJF’s ‘Rat Pack Niagara’.
Roger was born in England and at an early age was introduced to big band music while watching his first movie in a cinema called the “Glen Miller Story”.
Over the years this had a large influence on his musical tastes. Listening to the early recordings of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey he heard a young band singer by the name of Frank Sinatra. Frank’s style and swagger made a further impact on his vocal studies. Roger has become a Sinatra aficionado not only with the life history of Frank but his singing techniques as well. Roger specializes in performing his interpretation of songs from the “Great American Songbook”.
Roger recently performed to benefit “The Hope Centre” called “A Sinatra Songbook” at the First Ontario performing Arts Centre in St Catharines to a sold-out audience receiving rave reviews. He has also been singing at several bistros and wineries in the Niagara region. Roger lives happily with his wife of 30 years in Welland Ontario.