Monday Jan 14 2019


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm



‘In Your Own Backyard’ Twilight Piano Jazz Series: Part One – Oscar Peterson Tribute

PART ONE:  Monday, January 14 – Oscar Peterson tribute featuring John Sherwood  $39 + HST – SOLD OUT!

PART TWO:  Monday, January 28 –  Brazilian composers tribute feat Randy Stirtzinger – $39 + HST

PART THREE:  Monday, February 11 – Erroll  Garner tribute featuring Peter Shea – $39 + HST

PART FOUR:  Monday, February 25 – Bill Evans tribute featuring Doug Mundy – $39 + HST


“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 are 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)


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. 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.

“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.

* 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:  7pm – 9:30pm

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

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