Saturday May 30 2020


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm





LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ Series #21 featuring The Vaudevillian

DATE:            Saturday, May 30, 2020
TIME:             7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
VENUE:         'In Your Own Backyard' (This event will be Live streamed)
PRICE:           FREE (Donations accepted)

* Please note that donations accepted to help the TD Niagara Jazz Festival (Registered Charity: #80107-7033-RR0001) continue to bring live music to Niagara and beyond. Thank you for supporting the arts!

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Husband & wife, Jitterbug James & Norah Spades tour across Canada, the US and Europe playing festivals and theaters with washboard in hand. They met at a flea market on the beach of Port Elgin, Ontario and have been hand in hand since.
Now based in a little log cabin in the middle of the woods by a river they pay homage to late jugband and ragtime music, in writing their own tunes to make people dance, blush, drink and laugh!
With 3 CDs recorded on 1/2” tape, and 1 Double LP Vinyl Record, they tour far and wide and get the audience on their feet bopping about. They host interactive Washboard Workshops and Musical Spoon Workshops for up to 50 participants at a time at; Festivals, Corporate Events, Retirement Homes, & Schools.
In the Summer and Spring, they play on average 10 shows a week, traveling all over and writing new tunes as they go. Currently, they are recording their 4th record in the log cabin which will be released in the Summer of 2019.
When these two lovebirds aren’t playing a show, they are busy as leathersmithes. Their Leather business is- Woodstove Leather Goods.
Visit The Vaudevillian Online:


“We love organically grown events and this series is a prime example of that. In January of 2019, we started a series called “IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD” when local jazz pianist Doug Mundy asked us if we could store his Steinway grand piano at our Shady Acres Studio. We knew how our jazz fans LOVE the intimate concerts so we thought why not do one ‘In our own back yard’.

The first 4-part piano series was a huge success so we then decided to add another 4 shows and then another 2! 10 shows in total for 2019 and when the piano was removed we decided to continue with a guitar series. Part 4 of the guitar series came during the COVID-19 pandemic so we decided to adapt to the times. Our NEW live-streamed events are now in YOUR own backyard.  ‘From our back yard to yours’

To align with our tag line:  LIVE LOVE JAZZ and the current situation, we have re-branded our series to be called the “LIVEStream.LOVE.JAZZ.Series”.

We do look forward to having our guests gather in our backyard again soon (when it is safe to do so) but until then we are thrilled to be able to live-stream our events and to keep the music alive in Niagara and beyond”

Juliet Dunn and Peter Shea (Co-creators: Twilight Jazz Series and TD Niagara Jazz Festival)

Find us online :
Call us at: 1-844-LIV-JAZZ (1-844-548-5299)

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