Emilio Geremia is 13 years old and lives in Welland, Ontario. He has been studying piano since he was 3 ½ years old with Mr. Ted Ellis. Just this week, he completed his Grade 9 Canadian National Conservatory of Music (CNCM) Piano performance exam. He has twice been the recipient of the CNCM Silver Medal for achieving the highest mark in Canada for his grade level classical piano accomplishments. In the summers of 2019 and 2020, he also won first place in the TD Niagara Jazz Festival’s “Jazz for the Ages” Youth Competition in the 12 and under category. During December 2019, he was honoured to perform with the Peter Shea Trio in a musical tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. He also plays piano locally in various wineries and private events in the region.
Over the years, he has enjoyed accompanying his school choir and plays piano and organ at his parish, St. Kevin’s Church. He enjoys playing various genres of music, he loves to improvise and compose and he has even learned how to play the saxophone and the guitar in his music class at school, thanks to his music teacher Mr. Dean Jessome.
In his spare time, he enjoys being a member of his school’s “Me to We” and Robotics Clubs and acting in yearly musicals. He is also a member of his school’s cross-country, track and basketball teams. Most recently, he was elected as Promotions Coordinator for the City of Welland Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
In past years prior to the pandemic, he enjoyed participating in Science Fairs and public speaking competitions, in which he won awards for his accomplishments in these areas. He also enjoys running, biking, and has a newspaper route. This summer, he took up rowing and he finally took his first flight to begin his pilot’s license. Most of all, he is a car, airplane and aerospace enthusiast and loves to attend airshows when possible.
DATE: Sunday, August 29th, 2021
TIME: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
EVENT: JAZZ 4 the AGES
VENUE: Shady Acres
TICKET PRICE: FREE
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