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Date

Jun 24 2019

Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Labels

2018,
2019

‘In Your Own Backyard’ Twilight Piano Jazz Series: 3rd edition – Part 2

“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 2

FEATURING JOHN SHERWOOD:  ‘Just John’

Date: Monday, June 24th, 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. – 


* 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. *

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in Oakville Ontario in 1961, raised in St. Catharines, John Sherwood is easily among the top jazz pianists in Canada today. His strong foundation in classical music is apparent, but does not overshadow his ability to swing. “In the town in southern Ontario where I grew up, there is an outstanding young pianist named John Sherwood.” -Gene Lees, The Jazz Letter. “Sherwood is firmly of the Oscar Peterson school. His feature, I’m Falling in Love With Love was music that was beautifully constructed, brilliantly executed and of deeply lyrical quality and he swung mightily all evening long.” -Hugh Fraser, The Spectator. John appears regularly with Peter Appleyard, and has also performed or recorded with Moe Koffman, Guido Basso, Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Jake Hanna, Kenny Wheeler and Butch Miles to name but a few.

HISTORY:

Traveled on world tours with Peter Appleyard, Rob McConnell, Guido Basso, Ed Bickert, Moe Koffman, Butch Miles, Bucky Pizzerelli bringing North American Jazz to Switzerland, Japan and Italy.

PRAISE/QUOTES:

John Sherwood is easily among the top jazz pianists in Canada today. His strong foundation in classical music is apparent, but does not overshadow his ability to swing. “In the town in southern Ontario where I grew up, there is an outstanding young pianist named John Sherwood.” -Gene Lees, Downbeat Magazine. “Sherwood is firmly of the Oscar Peterson school. His feature, I’m Falling in Love With Love was music that was beautifully constructed, brilliantly executed and of deeply lyrical quality and he swung mightily all evening long.” -Hugh Fraser, The Spectator.

 

NIAGARA JAZZ FESTIVAL

PHOTOGRAPHERS: DAN BROWN / COSMO CONDINA / BILL BEARD