DATE: Saturday, July 30th
EVENT: Jazz in the Park
STAGE: Piano Stage
ADDRESS: Simcoe Park – 169 King St. Niagara-on-the-Lake
TIME: 11:15PM – 12:00 PM
TICKET PRICE: FREE
Barbara Mantini – Vocalist
Randy Stirtzinger – Piano
Rob McBride – Bass
Peter Shea – Drums (to be confirmed)
The Barbara Mantini Jazz Quartet will perform timeless and classic jazz tunes.
Barbara has built a reputation as a versatile vocal artist and actor. A classically trained soprano, she crosses-over many musical genres. She is best known as one of the members of Canada’s premier vocal trio “The Mantini Sisters”, who perform across Canada and the United States in their own acclaimed musical productions.
As well as performing at music festivals and concert series as a jazz vocal artist, or classical soprano, Barbara has ventured into a solo cabaret project called “Broadway Divas”. In the past, she has been a featured artist with symphony orchestras and in productions like Handel’s “Messiah”, Mozart’s “Requiem”, “Nunsense”, “Oliver”, “Mikado”, “Anne of Green Gables”. She’s also had a lot of fun voicing for the animated cartoons “The Busy World of Richard Scarry” as Professor Dog, “Rupert”, “Babar-The Movie”, and “Bad Dog”.
When not performing, Barbara teaches at Niagara College in the “Acting for Film and Television Program”, at her own private voice studio, and facilitates various voice workshops.
The Barbara Mantini Jazz Quartet has been together for 4 years and have performed in festivals and concert series throughout the Niagara Region.
The Mantini Sisters received a Niagara Music Award
“The Barbara Mantini Jazz Quartet wowed the audience…Their program featured well known and not so well known tunes by a wide range of performers…The audience loved it.”
– J. Barkovich, From a Reporters Notebook
“Sweeping the crowd into the moment of each song…Mantini proved, once again, to be a consummate entertainer that can go from torch to theatrical singer in a heartbeat, and do both stunningly well…”
– L. Peppas – The Tribune (Welland)
“Barbara is a tiny bundle of dynamite with a comic flare that Groucho would envy and a voice that rings the rafters….”
– J. Bury – Gravenhurst News
“A powerful and colourful operatic soprano…it was wonderful…”
– T. Beresford – The Spectator (Hamilton)