BAND: Dixie Demons
DATE: Sunday, July 29th, 2018
EVENT: DIXIELAND JAZZ by the LAKE #2
ADDRESS: Pop-up location in Niagara-on-the-Lake (private residence on the lake)
GETTING THERE: Guests will take a FREE shuttle from the NOTL Community Centre.
PARKING: FREE on site at the NOTL Community Centre. (14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
SHUTTLE TIMES: 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM – 6:15 PM – 6:45 PM
EVENT TIME: 7pm – 9:30pm
PRICE: $79 + HST (includes meal)
Ross Wooldridge was born 1962 in Hamilton Ontario. He showed early musical ability, and was taking piano lessons by age four. He was self taught on clarinet at age 13, and took saxophone at Ancaster High and Vocational School.
Ross also picked up the flute while attending Mohawk College and Humber College, where he honed his skills as a multi instrumentalist and arranger. After finishing his education, he added to his portfolio of skills the titles of producer, conductor, transcription specialist and teacher. Ross enjoys co-leading the Dixie Demons with Dan Douglas, as well as a busy career of playing and recording with Alex Pangman and her Alley Cats, Jaymz Bee and the Royal Jelly Orchestra and many other local artists.
Another of his notable achievements is his critically acclaimed Tribute to Benny Goodman Sextet, and additionally he is the co-leader/musical director of Toronto’s Galaxy All Star Orchestra. Ross has performed with and arranged music for a number of international stars, among them Ben E. King, and the Drifters.