Friday May 08 2020


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



‘IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD’ SERIES featuring the Caribbean Club Trio

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

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A huge thanks to the City of St. Catharines for their support!



​Clave, Congas, Tumbao and Montuno – the musical flavorings of Cuba – the largest island in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Club Trio embodies this unique musical essence of the Spanish Caribbean. It’s an old world flavor in a new package.

Caribbean Club Trio is the pride and joy of its three founding members, as they take traditional Afro-Caribbean musical forms to inspired new heights with heartfelt compositions and captivating solos.

The band can be found touring within Canada annually during summer months. During wintertime, the group takes to the tropics to compose, collaborate, and record, capturing the sounds of the tropics through their modern lens. ​To this day, Zach, Laura and William continue composing and recording music that takes you on a musical journey, inspired by the deeply rooted culture of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.

Laura Juliana Varela – Lead Vocalist & Percussion

Zach Preston – Guitarist & Backing Vocalist

William Preston – Bassist, Clave & Kick Pedals


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“We love organically grown events and this series is a prime example of that. In January of 2019, we started this series 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’ 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)

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