Monday Apr 29 2019


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm



‘In Your Own Backyard’ Twilight Piano Jazz Series: 2nd edition – Part Three

“We love organically grown events and this upcoming series we have planned is no different. Local jazz pianist Doug Mundy has recently purchased a Steinway grand piano that we are storing at our Shady Acres Studio. We know how our jazz fans LOVE the intimate concerts so we thought why not do one ‘In our own back yard’.  Not only is the series literally in our back yard all of the piano players we are featuring are local. These 4 pianists are incredible and each of them is going to take you on a journey as they pay tribute to some of the greatest jazz pianists and composers of all time.”

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

‘In Your Own Backyard’ Twilight Piano Jazz Series: 2nd edition – Part Three

Featuring Mark Eisenman:  Miles Above

Date: Monday, April 29th, 2018
Time: 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Location:  This event is in an intimate setting at a private location in the North end of St. Catharines (close to Niagara-on-the-Lake).  For privacy reasons, the secret location is only revealed upon purchase of tickets or passes. (The location is fully accessible.)

The Full series includes:

PART ONE:  Monday, March 18 – Tom Szczesniak: A Tribute to Ben, Moe & Sam*

PART TWO: Monday, April 8 – Gordon Webster (NYC): Exploring Lindy Hop

PART THREE:  Monday, April 29 – Mark Eisenmann: Miles Above** 

PART FOUR: Monday, May 13 – Doug Mundy: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk

* A tribute to the various pianists who influenced Tom:  Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel, and Samuel Barber.
**A tribute to the various pianists who performed with Miles Davis.

– All shows cost $39 and are subject to HST and handling fees. – 

Click below if you’d like to buy a pass to all 4 events.  $99 + HST and handling fees.


Mark Eisenman has performed with numerous eminent Canadian and U.S. jazz artists including the following: Art Farmer, Lew Tabackin, Barney Kessell, Ed Bickert, Rob McConnell, Guido Basso and Pat LaBarbera.

As leader, Mark can contract musical ‘guests’ such as horn players and vocalists. Mark’s network of talent is constantly expanding with his teaching and accompanying work. He is also available for solo piano cocktail parties and other events.

Mark’s skill at dealing with clients may be his biggest strength. His ability to roll with the situation and deal with the guests, and other professionals involved in your event, is what can make or break the event. This is where experience counts a great deal.

A top call vocal accompanist and longtime jazz educator at York University you’ll find him in any situation where taste, feel, and a jazz sensibility is important.

“His professional status is based largely on his skill and versatility as an ensemble player, but what marks him most is an ability to produce, no matter what the musical company, distinctive well-structured solos”- (Toronto Star).


Celebrating the great jazz pianists that performed alongside Miles Davis.

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