Friday Jul 24 2015


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm





2015 Flagship Event

DATE: Friday, July 24th, 2015
STAGE: Jackson-Triggs Winery
ADDRESS: 2145 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL
TIME: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
PRICE: Concert only: $64 + HST / Explore Your Senses Dinner: $166 + HST


Michael Kaeshammer

Regarded as one of the most entertaining musicians in Canada, Michael Kaeshammer will get you out of your seat and moving. Whether one is a rock-music fan, a fan of contemporary pop, or the most critical classical-music aficionado, Michael wins them all. He is a confident, graceful, and humorous host who has played in the neighborhood of a 1000 shows in his career.

A gifted and hard-working world-class musician who connects with any concert-hall audience as though he was entertaining guests in his living room, Michael specializes in the boogie-woogie style of piano combined with jazz, blues, stride, rock n’ roll, and more.



Neva Tesolin – accordion
Terry Walsh – guitar

Music to take you away to the arms of Paris and the street music tradition of the mediterranean. Romantic parisian melodies, along with latin and gypsy jazz tunes on accordion and guitar.

Neva Tesolin, from St. Catharines, is a pianist, accordionist, teacher and composer. Her compostitions have been performed by The St. Catharines Chamber Music Society – CHUMS, The Gallery Players, The Niagara Symphony, and her songs by Stewed Roots, BroadBand, and Betsy Tauro.

Terry is best known amongst his musician friends for his ability to listen to and then replicate any recording he has heard. Terry’s influences include Lenny Breau, Carlos Jobim, George Harrison, Jimmy Page and Andre Segovia. Terry has performed for the BBC in the U.K. and most recently was the subject of a documentary, Niagara in the 60s.

Neva and Terry are musicians with a long history of friendship and playing in Niagara. Accordium is in its 10th year now and provides musical ambience for dinners, receptions, weddings and special events. Neva and Terry are both skilled in performing many styles of music, and have played locally and internationally with many other musicians in styles ranging from jazz, folk, country, blues, rock n’ roll and classical.



Vox Violins

Beth Bartley
Mark Clifford

Vox Violins have been performing together since 1980 full time. Their journey has taken them down many different musical avenues.

Beth Bartley and Mark Clifford met, by chance, at Home County Festival (London, Ont.) in 1980. They began playing music together shortly thereafter. Their concept from the beginning was to play original compositions and the rest would be tunes they’d love to play by others. Since then their music has taken them across Canada a number of times and Europe four times. (Slovakia twice, Ireland playing pubs on the southwest coast to the Amalfi coast of Italy.)

Vox Violins has toured across Canada in festivals, house concerts, pubs a number of times. They have also performed at DOBROFEST in the CZECH REPUBLIC twice and toured Ireland playing mostly celtic music in small pubs. They remain busy in the local Niagara Region, to this day, providing music for local festivals, pubs, weddings, private and corporate functions.

“Blending Jazz, Folk, Rock and Classical, their original music swings with a unique, exotic sound…” For this festival and the venue we have chosen to be strolling minstrels, moving about the appointed areas and playing various compositions. The listener may suddenly recognize a melody they haven’t heard quite that way….by surprise…



TWITTER: Maestro Beth @beastlybarfly

FACEBOOK: vox violins


Ashley St. Pierre Trio

Ashley St Pierre – vocalist, composer, arranger
Jakub Zapotoczny – piano
Mark Dunn – bass

The Ashley St. Pierre Trio is a collection of musicians who aim to showcase the beauty and whimsy in jazz. Featuring Mark Dunn on bass and Jakub Zapotoczny on piano, the trio is a new venture, coming together specifically for the Niagara Jazz Festival. This will be the first time the band performs live together.

Ashley St Pierre is an award-winning vocalist, composer, arranger, and artist, originally from the small town of Beamsville, Ontario. St Pierre began a career in jazz voice and composition at Mohawk College in Hamilton.  She then went on working as a performing jazz vocalist, composer, arranger, and private vocal teacher primarily located in Toronto and the GTA.  Among others, St Pierre has studied under Rob McConnell, Mike Malone, Bob Hamper, Carol McCartney, Dave McMurdo, and Norma Winstone. She produced her debut album, Star Spinning, in 2007, which featured original songs and arrangements as well as standards, and for which she won the award, Best Jazz Album, at the Ontario Independent Music Awards in 2008.

Local musical chameleon, Jakub Zapotoczny is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and producer. His numerous collaborations include session work with Juno award-winning producer Joseph Donovan.

Accomplished bassist Mark Dunn has been active in the Toronto jazz scene since 2004. He has performed at numerous festivals in Canada and abroad.

Ashley St Pierre’s debut album, Star Spinning, won Best Jazz Album at the Ontario Independent Music Awards in 2008.

“Singer-songwriter Ashley St Pierre’s début album reveals considerable talent just itching to break loose and take the world by storm.” – James Wegg

“St Pierre’s voice displays remarkable maturity and flexibility.” – James Wegg

“We’re dealing with an artist for whom the music is top priority.” – Trevor Abes

“St. Pierre’s nuances are like patterns on a Rothko, assured, unpredictable, and free of self-consciousness.” – Trevor Abes


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