‘In Your Own Backyard’ Twilight Piano Jazz Series: Part 3 – Celebrating Erroll Garner
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
* 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. *
“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)
ABOUT PETER SHEA
Born and raised into an Irish/Icelandic family Peter Shea began his lifelong love affair with music surrounded by a family of musicians and music lovers. In 1995 Peter graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Jazz Performance and Composition.
Peter Shea’s extensive resume includes performing on keyboards for the hit Toronto Second City dinner theatre show “Tony and Tina’s Wedding”; touring across Canada with comedian Sean Cullen; performing for a month at the world famous Edinburgh Comedy Festival on both keyboards and drums, including several live performances on BBC Television and Radio; performing on keyboard with the Jersey Boys in Toronto; a cross-Canada tour with the famous Montreal “Just for Laughs” Road Show including the Pantages and Massy Hall theatres.
He has also had the unique privilege of performing with many great Canadian jazz artists including Phil Dwyer, Pat LaBarbera, Graham Lear, Heather Bambrick, Mike Malone, Kevin Turcotte, June Garber, Davide Direnzo, Mike Daley (Jeff Healey Band), Duncan Hopkins, Gord Sheard and more.
Along with his wife and musical partner, Juliet Dunn, Peter Shea has performed in over forty countries as a bandleader, vocalist and keyboard/piano player.
Currently, Peter and his wife Juliet run the Twilight Jazz Series in Niagara (now in its 6th year – www.twilightjazz.ca) and the duo also created and run the TD Niagara Jazz Festival. (Currently, the ‘Best New Festival’ in Ontario (2017) and in its 4th year. www.niagarajazzfestival.com)
With his long musical lineage, Peter Shea is considered one of Niagara’s eminent jazz pianist, percussionist, vocalist, composer and arranger.