Emilio Geremia is 13 years old and lives in Welland, Ontario. He attends Wheatley School in St. Catharines, Ontario and is set to graduate in a few weeks from Grade 8. This fall, he will attend Notre Dame High School in Welland.
Emilio has been playing piano since he was 3 ½ years old under the direction of Mr. Ted Ellis. Pre-COVID, Emilio enjoyed accompanying the Junior and Senior Choirs at his school, while also playing piano and organ at his parish, St. Kevin’s Church. He enjoys playing various genres of music, and he loves to improvise on the piano.
He has twice been the recipient of the Canadian National Conservatory of Music’s Silver Medal for attaining the highest mark in Canada on his final piano exams. He is currently preparing for his Grade 9 classical piano exam later this summer.
He has twice been the first place winner in the TD Niagara Jazz Festival’s “Jazz for the Ages” Youth Competition in the 12 and under category, in both the summer of 2019 & 2020. During December 2019, he was also honoured to perform with the Peter Shea Trio in a musical tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.
Before COVID, he enjoyed being a member of his school’s “Me To We” and Robotics Clubs and participated in the school musicals. He was also a member of his school’s cross-country, track and basketball teams. He loves to participate in local Science Fairs and has also advanced to local speech competitions, where he has been awarded for his accomplishments. This past year, he has been a part of the City of Welland’s Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, and was recently voted in to be next year’s Publicity and Promotions Coordinator.
In the spring of 2020, he was also selected to be a Page in the Ontario Legislature. In his spare time, he enjoys running, riding his bike, and he has a newspaper route. Most of all, he is a car, airplane and aerospace enthusiast.
DATE: Sunday, June 6, 2021
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
EVENT: Twilight Jazz Series: Bill Evans Tribute
PRICE: $19 + HST Show Only ($15 + HST Early Bird Deal), $39 + HST Dinner and Show, $99 + HST Season Pass (Show Only), $249 + HST Season Pass (Dinner and Show)
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DATE: Saturday, August 29, 2020
EVENT: JAZZ 4 the AGES Youth Finals
VENUE: Shady Acres Studio
TIME: 11:00AM – 4:00 PM
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EVENT: LIVEStream.Love.Jazz Series #30 Featuring Tom Van Seters
TIME: 7:00PM – 8:00 PM