Born in Oakville Ontario in 1961, raised in St. Catharines, John Sherwood is easily among the top jazz pianists in Canada today. His strong foundation in classical music is apparent, but does not overshadow his ability to swing. John appears regularly with Peter Appleyard, and has also performed or recorded with Moe Koffman, Guido Basso, Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Jake Hanna, Kenny Wheeler and Butch Miles to name but a few.

“In the town in southern Ontario where I grew up, there is an outstanding young pianist named John Sherwood.” -Gene Lees, The Jazz Letter.

“Sherwood is firmly of the Oscar Peterson school. His feature, I’m Falling in Love With Love was music that was beautifully constructed, brilliantly executed and of deeply lyrical quality and he swung mightily all evening long.” -Hugh Fraser, The Spectator.

Upcoming Shows

DATE: Sunday, February 27th, 2022
EVENT: Twilight Jazz Series: SAX in the CITY
LOCATION: Mahtay Cafe and Lounge (241 St Paul St, St. Catharines ON)
TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TICKET PRICE: $39 + HST in advance / $49 at the door / $19+ HST for Musicians, Arts Workers, and Students
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Past Shows:

DATE: Sunday, November 7, 2021
TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (doors open at 1:30 PM)
EVENT: The John Sherwood Trio LIVE
VENUE: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (250 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON)
PRICE: $33 + HST; Musicians, Artists, Arts Workers, and Students: $19 + HST
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DATE: Friday, April 3, 2020
TIME: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
EVENT: ‘In Your Own Backyard’ Piano Series
VENUE: In YOUR own backyard (This event will be Livestreamed)
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DATE: Monday, January 14th, 2019
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
EVENT: ‘In your own backyard’ Twilight Jazz Piano Series: Oscar Peterson Tribute
VENUE: St. Catharines, ON
ADDRESS: Secret location revealed upon purchase of ticket
TICKET PRICE: $39 (Regular) / $25 for Students, Musicians & Arts Workers

DATE: Sunday, July 30th, 2017
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EVENT: Celebrating Oscar Peterson (LIVE LEARN JAZZ: A Canadiana Suite) – Featuring John Sherwood Trio with Dave Young and Terry Clarke
VENUE: Megalomaniac Winery (Vineland, ON)
ADDRESS: 3930 Cherry Avenue, Vineland, ON