- Saturday Apr 30 2022
- 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
2022 International Jazz Day – April in Paris
📅 DATE: Saturday, April 30, 2022 🕑 TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 🎫 EVENT: Annual Festival Fundraiser 🏟️ VENUE: Stratus Vineyards (VACCINATION POLICY IN EFFECT) 🗺️ ADDRESS: 2059 Niagara-Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON 💵 PRICE: $79 + HST - To buy your ticket, CLICK HERE Please note: Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of Stratus wine and amuse-gueules (finger foods)
If you can’t make it out to this FUNDRAISER event you can always help out by donating to support the festival:
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Join us for this fun, French-themed event jazz event celebrating International Jazz Day!
This event is a FUNDRAISER for the festival and will include:
- French hors d’oeuvres and a glass of one of Stratus’ flagship wines (included in price of ticket)
- Live in-person concert
- Silent Auction, 50/50 draw and more!
Let Juliet Dunn and her trio take you on a trip to Paris… le vrai Paris de nos coeurs. Smokey cafes and bistros, cozy hideouts, jazz ‘caves’, sleepless nights, the river Seine, Montmartre, et encore… All of this set to the music of Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Charles Aznavour and more. Accompanied by the accordion stylings of Tom Szczesniak this show will truly transport you to Paris, France. Bon Voyage!
Find us on the International Jazz Day website HERE.
The evening’s performance will feature:
- Juliet Dunn on Vocals / Voix
- Peter Shea and Doug Mundy on Piano / Piano
- Adrian Juras on Upright Bass / Contrebasse
- Tom Szczesniak on Accordion / Accordéon
- Jeff Luciani on Drums / Batterie
PLEASE NOTE: Traditionally the festival aims to donate a portion of our fundraiser proceeds to a worthy cause. Our hearts are still with our friends in Ukraine and we can not bear not helping out. This year 10% of our proceeds are going to support the Ukrainian Community in these terrible times. Together we can make a difference!
DID YOU KNOW?
- The winemaker at Stratus (JL Groulx) is from France! He’s from the Loire Valley region of France.
- The TD Niagara Jazz Festival’s Co-creator (Juliet Dunn) lived and worked in Paris, France for 13 years from 1987- 2000.
Tickets are non-refundable. Artists and venues are subject to change.
All musicians, staff, volunteers and patrons at TD Niagara Jazz Festival events must be double-vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required upon arrival.
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Event sponsored by
Hosted by Stratus Vineyard
Food by Paris Crêpes Café
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Juliet Dunn performs regularly with her husband and musical partner Peter Shea in their duo called ‘The Shea D Duo’. With this duo they perform an assortment of jazz, soul and pop. Juliet’s other bands include the Juliet Dunn Quintet, Le Trio Parisien (her French band) and the Kitt Cat Collective. She was the recipient of the Niagara Music Award for ‘Jazz Group of the Year 2011’ with her band ‘Le Trio Parisien’ and she also took home the same award in 2009 for her group ‘The Juliet Dunn Quintet’.
Juliet also has had the pleasure of hosting her own radio show on Canada’s premier jazz station: JAZZ.FM 91. Her show “Sunrise” ran for 3 years (October 2011 – October 2014) and aired every Saturday and Sunday morning from 6am – 9am.
With the rest of her time, Juliet engages in many other activities such as being a booking agent for other musicians, emceeing for Festivals and various venues, teaching Zumba, working with children, volunteering and much more to keep her young at heart.
Born and raised into an Irish/Icelandic family, Peter Shea began his lifelong love affair with music surrounded by a family of musicians and music lovers. In 1995 Peter graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Jazz Performance and Composition.
Peter’s extensive resume includes performing on keyboards for the hit Toronto Second City dinner theatre show “Tony and Tina’s Wedding”; touring across Canada with comedian Sean Cullen; performing for a month at the world famous Edinburgh Comedy Festival on both keyboards and drums, including several live performances on BBC Television and Radio; performing on keyboard with the Jersey Boys in Toronto; a cross-Canada tour with the famous Montreal “Just for Laughs” Road Show including the Pantages and Massy Hall theatres.
He has also had the unique privilege of performing with many great Canadian jazz artists including Phil Dwyer, Pat LaBarbera, Graham Lear, Heather Bambrick, Mike Malone, Kevin Turcotte, June Garber, Davide Direnzo, Mike Daley (Jeff Healey Band), Duncan Hopkins, Gord Sheard and more.
With his long musical lineage, Peter Shea is considered one of Niagara’s eminent jazz pianist, percussionist, vocalist, composer and arranger. Along with his wife and musical partner, Juliet Dunn, Peter Shea has performed in over forty countries as a bandleader, vocalist and keyboard/piano player.
Doug Mundy, a long time Niagara resident, began studying piano at 10 years of age concentrating on Royal Conservatory of Music repertoire. At age 14, Doug began experimenting with improvisation, mainly playing around with simple blues progressions and pop/rock solos. By age 16, Doug was already performing in rock, blues and country ensembles around the Niagara and Hamilton Regions.
Blues improvisation led to the formal study of music (and history) at Mohawk College, York University and Brock University. Doug has studied jazz harmony, arranging, form and analysis and counterpoint. At York University, Doug had the privilege of studying with Canadian jazz great Don Thompson as well as seminars with Dr. Oscar Peterson.
Doug is currently one of the most in demand musicians in the Niagara area. He is active accompanying vocalists, leading his duo and trio, working as a sideman on gigs and in the studio, as well as performing solo piano at various functions. Doug has recently completed a tour of New Zealand working with a collection of the country’s finest Jazz musicians.
Adrian Juras is a professional bass player residing in the Niagara Region. Fluent on both Double Bass and Bass Guitar, he has performed around North America with various different touring acts and worked for Carnival Cruise Lines entertainment in the Caribbean. You will find Adrian most often performing in production shows, theaters, as well as freelancing around Niagara and the GTA in various Jazz, R&B, Country, and Singer/Songwriter settings.
Tom Szczesniak first arrived in Toronto in 1973, following a stint with the U.S. Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. Since that time, he has performed as a musician on the scores of over 100 feature films, numerous television shows (such as “Earth: Final Conflict”, “Street Legal”, “The Road to Avonlea”, “Side Effects”, “SCTV”, “The Woflman Jack Show and “The Jim Henson Hour”) and over 1,000 commercials. As a player, he has also been much in demand by some of the finest international performing artists, such as Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Esthero (arrangements – Gold Album), Brian Adams, Little Richard, K.D. Lang, Lenny Breau, Joe Williams, Marc Jordan, Marvin Hamlisch, Dan Hill, The Rankin Family, Dionne Warwick, Bruce Guthrow, Smokey Robinson, Bobby McFerrin, Diahann Carole and Susan Aglukark, as well as jazz greats “The Boss Brass”, Gil Evans, Thad Jones, The Cape Breton Symphony, Nimmons and 9, Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Band, The Canadian Pops Orchestra as well as performances for former U.S. Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson.
As a composer and arranger, Tom has used his writing skills to enhance a wide variety of cinematic, televised, commercial and theatrical productions, and has been an integral part of several highly-regarded music production houses, including Acrobat Music, Pursuit Communications and Trudel Productions. Music is an essential element of any “visual” art form, and Tom’s compositions have enhanced and illuminated over 100 feature films, as well as animated and “live action” productions such as “Ruby Gloom”, “Franklin the Turtle” (syndicated series and four full-length features), “Gerald McBoing Boing”, “Fraggle Rock”, “Sesame Street”, “Beetlejuice” (the ABC/Fox animated series), “The Care Bears”, “The Adventures of Tin-Tin”, “An American Tale”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and the animated CBS series, “Ace Ventura”. In 1993, Tom formed a company (along with the formidable musical multi-threat, Ray Parker), “ParkerSzczmith Music Inc”, and since that time, has been composing, conducting, playing and arranging under the auspices of this successful and award-winning company.
Tom has been honoured to be a multiple recipient of the Socan Award for “Film and Television Music” (1994/95/97/98/99 and 2000-2006), the Emmy Award for “Beetlejuice” 1991. In 1986, The International Film Festival of New York presented him with an award for his work on Ontario Lottery Commercials (“Together”).
Jeff Luciani is a Canadian drummer and percussionist from St. Catharines, Ontario. After graduating from Mohawk College’s Applied Music Program in 2003, he began to work on establishing himself within the jazz, improvised music, singer-songwriter and Brazilian communities throughout the Niagara Region and city of Toronto. He then went on to perform throughout the world with celebrated Canadian artists: Sean Jones, The Dears, Derek Miller and Madison Violet. Jeff is currently an active member and collaborator with the groups/bands/artists; Batucada Carioca, SoundSound, Bankruptcy, Sarah Jerrom & Dream Logic, Colin Fisher, and The Dears. In addition, Jeff also works as an independent foley artist. He lives in Toronto, Canada.