For Immediate Release: May 29, 2014
BROWNMAN ALI GUEST APPEARANCE ••• TONIGHT at THE NIAGARA JAZZ FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER!
CORKS RESTAURANT AND BAR, 19 QUEEN STREET
DOORS: 7 p.m
Photo Credit: Nils Blondon
Iconic jazz trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI will be making a last-minute surprise appearance at tonight’s Niagara Jazz Festival’s fundraiser! Just back in Canada from tour dates with hip-hop superstar JAY-Z, this National Jazz Award winner is heralded by the New York Times as “Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpet player” and is NJF‘s headlining act on the festival’s opening day – Friday, August 22 at Stratus Vineyards! Here’s your chance to get a sneak preview of one of the nation’s most creative and original jazz improvisers tonight at Cork’s Restaurant and Bar, 19 Queen Street Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The event will welcome the new festival to the Niagara region and hopes raise enough funds to help the not-for-profit with operational costs.
The evening will start with a cocktail reception (generously sponsored by Konzelman Winery) at 7 p.m. and continue with live jazz performances featuring MGM Trio. (Local jazz artists Doug Mundy, Jim Gaye and Penner McKay). Bring your dance partner and enjoy a full evening among friends. There will also be door prizes and a silent auction, so expect surprises and great fun!
Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased online by visiting www.twilightjazz.ca or in person at the Corks Restaurant. Tickets are also available at the door for $30 and there will be a cash bar. Limited Quantity as this is a private function.
The Twilight Jazz Series is presented by JADE (Juliet Amanda Dunn Entertainment) and the Shea D Duo (Peter Shea + Juliet Dunn) and was founded in2011. They are now in their 3rd season at Mahtay Café and Lounge and have brought over 70 jazz ensembles and over 100 jazz musicians to the Twilight Stage. Some past performers include: Kevin Turcotte,Mark Lalama, Mike Murley, Kevin Breit, Jim Casson, Barbra Lica, Reg Schwager, Alistair Robertson, the Heavyweights Brass Band, Rodger Niznik, Bill McBirnie, Ashley St. Pierre and many more.
The Niagara Jazz Festival aims to expand and inspire the entire Niagara Region as it grows in the years to come with its vision of live music and life. It hopes to educate and cultivate a committed jazz audience by fusing the live jazz experience with the Niagara experience: weekend getaways, fine dining, vineyards, craft breweries, theatre, nature trails, boutiques, galleries and more. With a multi-venue series of live jazz events, the festival offers preeminent Canadian and internationally acclaimed jazz musicians via concerts,educational initiatives, activities and free events.
For festival information
Niagara Jazz Festival – Live, Love, Jazz! www.niagarajazzfestival.com
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