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Date

Apr 08 2019

Time

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Labels

2018,
2019

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

“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 Two

Featuring Gordon Webster:  Exploring Lindy Hop and more…

Date: Monday, April 8th, 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.

ABOUT GORDON

Pianist Gordon Webster has performed with Wycliffe GordonGrant Green Jr.Tim HagansDonny McCaslinIngrid JensenChris ParkerSteve LaSpinaJim RotondiAdam NussbaumRon McClureChris PotterJoel Frahm, and Jim Black among others. His playing has been showcased in numerous New York City venues including the Blue Note, The Iridium, Sweet Rhythm, The Cutting Room, Cleopatra’s Needle, Makor, 92nd Street Y, Mannahatta Lounge, Kavehaz, Triad Theater, Smalls, Cafe Vivaldi, The Bar Next Door, St. Nick’s Pub, Night and Day, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

Webster graduated from the Manhattan School of Music Masters Degree in jazz studies program in 2006, and has studied privately with Kenny BarronGarry DialSonny BravoAri Heonig and Samir Chatterjee. He has performed in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Australia, and throughout the United States and Canada at international jazz festivals, jazz clubs, and dancing events including lindy exchanges, workshops and camps.

Originally from Ottawa, Webster began studying music at the age of four. In 1993 he moved to Toronto where he earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto in 1999. During his eleven years as a Toronto resident, Webster was able to collaborate with many of Canada’s finest jazz instrumentalists and singers. His first trio recording, as a leader, “Three We” was released in 2000 with sidemen Duncan Hopkins and Kevin Dempsey. Other recording credits include Canadian jazz releases with Chris RobinsonKim AddisonRita di Ghent; groove/fusion projects KITE, Jukejoint and Gruvoria; a recent duo album with Rochester trumpeter Mike Kaupa; and brother Mike Webster‘s fall 2005 release Leading Lines featuring bassist John Benitez (Eddie PalmeriChick CoreaJohn Scofield) and trumpeter Mike Rodriguez (Charlie HadenJoe LovanoClark Terry).

Gordon has taught jazz improvisation and piano at Jazzworks summer camp near Ottawa, Canada for five years, maintains a sizeable roster of private students, and has appeared in educational concerts for children with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in collaboration with conductor Boris Brott. In addition to his ongoing creative pursuits as a jazz musician, Gordon developed a passion for lindy hop and blues dancing over the past six years, which has become a significant influence in his life since 2001.

For more information, visit www.gordonwebster.com

ABOUT THE SHOW

Gordon will take you on a journey through Lindy Hop and more…  Hear about his adventures playing all across the globe.

 

NIAGARA JAZZ FESTIVAL

PHOTOGRAPHERS: DAN BROWN / COSMO CONDINA / BILL BEARD