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Date

Jun 10 2019

Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Labels

2018,
2019

‘In Your Own Backyard’ Twilight Piano Jazz Series: 3rd edition – Part 1

“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: 3rd edition – Part 1

FEATURING ADREAN FARRUGIA:  ‘All about Adrean’

Date: Monday, June 10th, 2019
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, June 10 – Adrean Farrugia: All About Adrean

PART TWO: Monday, June 24 – John Sherwood: Just John

 

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

Click below if you’d like to buy a pass to all both events.  $49 + HST and handling fees.


* All performances will be on a Steinway Grand piano at the same surprise location ‘ Shady Acres’ in St. Catharines.  The location will be revealed once you have purchased your ticket. *

Please note that there will be a cash bar on site and that complimentary light fare will be served.

All shows: 7 pm – 9:30 pm

* Seats are extremely limited for this VIP event so we suggest booking right away. *

ALL ABOUT ADREAN

Award-winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Since the late 1990s, He has been in high demand as a freelance performer and educator.  Keeping a busy touring schedule, mainly as a sideman, Adrean has toured extensively across Canada and the United States as well as in venues across Europe, Australia, the UK, Israel and in Japan.

Adrean has performed/recorded with some of jazz’s greatest and most diverse artists including: Ernie Watts, Sheila Jordan, Larry Carlton, Curtis Fuller, Tom Scott,  Randy Brecker, Eric Alexander, Cyrille Aimee, Molly Johnson, Jane Bunnett, Kenny Wheeler, Darcy James Argue, Don Thompson, Lorne Lofsky, Kevin Turcotte, Pat Labarbera and many more..

Adrean currently performs/has performed with such diverse projects as saxophone legend Ernie Watts’ Band, Sheila Jordan Trio, the Matt Dusk Band, the Brad Goode Group (featuring Ernie Watts and Adam Nussbaum), The Ernesto Cervini group Turboprop (featuring saxophonist Joel Frahm), The Johnny Griffith Quintet, Heather Bambrick, Marito Marques, Violinist Drew Jurecka, Kiki Misumi, Tim Shia’s ‘The Worst Pop Band Ever’, the Bob Brough Quartet, Avery Raquel, and the Darcy Hepner Big Band. Adrean also works regularly with his wife, vocalist Sophia Perlman.

As a leader Adrean has released four albums. His second album ‘Ricochet’ was nominated for a 2011 Juno award for best contemporary jazz recording, and his most recent release Blued Dharma on GB Records earned him a 2019 Louis Applebaum Composers Award nomination. As a composer, he has penned more than 30 works to date.

Adrean is currently on the faculties of Mohawk College and Humber College where he teaches contemporary piano, ensembles and improvisation. He has also served on the faculty
of York University. He has also done workshops/clinics at the University of Colorado, University of Toronto, The University of Western Ontario, The Banff Centre for the arts, The
Sydney and Brisbane Conservatories in Australia, and in Warsaw Poland as part of the Polish Jazz Society’s 35th annual Summer Jazz Workshop. Adrean has been a contributing writer to piano guru Larry Fine’s publication “The Piano Book”, the world’s foremost publication on all things piano. Adrean has also been a performer and panelist at the 63rd, 67th, 69th and 70th annual Conference on World Affairs in Boulder Colorado. Adrean is endorsed by Shigeru Kawai pianos.

NIAGARA JAZZ FESTIVAL

PHOTOGRAPHERS: DAN BROWN / COSMO CONDINA / BILL BEARD