BETH BARTLEY

We all met in 1990 and started an annual benefit concert for Women’s Shelters in Niagara. That’s when I moved here with my husband and musical partner Mark Clifford. Together as the duo Vox Violins, we have played all over Niagara. I have found my home and have put down solid roots by playing music with my talented friends and partner.

When I first heard Stephan Grappelli, I wanted to abandon my classical studies at Western University in London Ont. and pour myself into swing music. I was in love with it! I followed Grappelli and Joe Venuti around wherever they played in Ontario. I was also taken by the blues violinists Stuff Smith and Sugar Cane Harris. Jean Luc Ponty and Mark O’Connor were on my play lists and concert agendas. Later, I was turned on to Regina Carter from Detroit. I’m sure it was Leroy Emmanuel who told me to listen to her. All these fine players have inspired me so much.


Past Shows

DATE: Monday, March 7, 2022
TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EVENT: Twilight Jazz and Blooz Series: Dames at the Distillery featuring the Betsy Tauro Quartet
VENUE: Spirit in Niagara Distillery (458 Lakeshore Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
PRICE: In Advance: $39 + HST; At the Door: $49 + HST; Musicians/Arts Workers/Students: $19 + HST
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