Tuesday May 28 2024


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



VOCAL MASTER CLASS with Shannon Butcher

📅 DATE: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
🕑 TIME: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
🏟️ VENUE: Ridley College
🗺️ ADDRESS:  2 Ridley Rd, St. Catharines, ON
💵 PRICE: FREE for students / Pay what you can or for others
* ALL are welcome (not just musicians)


Vocal Jazz Master Class with Shannon Butcher

Join Shannon to explore the joy of jazz singing!   Whether you’re new to singing or have previous experience, this master class will help you discover through the world of jazz how to find your authentic voice.  Come and learn how to choose songs that are right for you; use tools for song interpretation; make the stage your own and learn the fundamentals of vocal improvisation.

From Swing to Blues or Bossa Nova, bring a song to sing!  An accompanist will be provided so, if you can, please bring music for the piano player.

Shannon Butcher is an acclaimed Canadian singer, teacher, songwriter and record producer.  She charms audiences with her joyful wit and warm energy – her performances capturing the unique spirit of each song while also celebrating the playful nature of jazz.

As a teacher she has worked with students in the jazz programs at Humber College, Mohawk College and in her private studio.  She has lead master classes and workshops for youth and adults all over Ontario developing participants’ skills and confidence in performance as well as their overall appreciation of jazz.


Shannon Butcher is an acclaimed Canadian singer, songwriter, arranger and record producer. She charms audiences with her joyful wit and warm energy – her performances capturing the unique spirit of each song while also celebrating the playful nature of jazz. Born in Mississauga, Shannon is proud to be an established part of the Toronto jazz community both as a performer and educator. She has been in a fixture in major festivals in Ontario, toured across Canada, and performed across The United States and in England. Shannon’s original songs reveal the breadth of her influences, from the sounds of Big Band music halls to Yorkville folk coffee houses. As an arranger, she interprets chart topping pop songs with a fresh and exciting jazz perspective. Shannon has released five albums under her own label Summer Bloom Records, her first album earning an iTunes’ Best New Jazz Artist of the Year award. Her songs are in high rotation on CBC and JazzFM.91 and can be heard on radio stations across the world. In addition to her solo work, she is currently a member of the folk quartet Sam ways, which released its self-titled debut album in 2021.Her latest single, One Fine Day, with Ross MacIntyre, was released in November 2023. Shannon can be found online at and on social media@shannonbutchersings.


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Niagara Jazz Festival will be donating $1 per ticket sold in support of MusiCounts, starting with ticketed concert events during summer festival week from June 21-29, 2024. With events such as JAZZ 4 the AGES, on-site activations during our summer festival, and other exciting initiatives throughout the year, we are extremely excited about our new partnership with MusiCounts.

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