Saturday Jun 22 2024



JAZZ CRAWL – Pop-up # 1

📅 DATE: Saturday June 22, 2024
🕑 TIME: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
🏟️ VENUE: Stratus Vineyards
🗺️ ADDRESS: 2059 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
💵 Summer Festival Full Pass: $229 + HST + Fees
🪑 SEATING: Available on site
🍷 WINE: Available on site



Catch a FREE Pop-up show with the Niagara Jazz Festival from Saturday, July 22 to Saturday, June 29. Visit us at one of our many venue partners across the Niagara Region and enjoy live jazz with your outing.


Ashley St. Pierre and John Sherwood (piano)

Ashley St Pierre:

is an emerging artist and musician, originally from the small town of Beamsville, Ontario. She now resides in St Catharines, Ontario, with her husband. In addition to studying at OCAD and The Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, St Pierre has recently completed the Art and Art History program at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College.  Prior to pursuing her most recent degree, St Pierre began a career in jazz voice and composition by completing the 3-year Applied Music program at Mohawk College in Hamilton.  She then went on to spend four years working as a performing jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and private vocal teacher primarily located in Toronto and the GTA.  She produced her debut album, Star Spinning, in 2007, for which she won the award, Best Jazz Album, at the Ontario Independent Music Awards in 2008. St Pierre’s musical sensibilities seem to transfer over to her visual art as she continually pays attention to rhythm, repetition and breath. She had her first solo art exhibition in 2002, entitled Shakina. Since then, St Pierre has participated in several group exhibitions within Niagara and the GTA.

In recent years, St Pierre has been focusing on a theme she calls The Space Between, which may be thought of as a complex study of the breath or space between visual notes. This theme stems from philosophical interests that have been developing with strength throughout her completion of a minor in philosophy at the University of Toronto, as well as the ideas of Michel Foucault surrounding shifting perceptions of space and time, and what these perceptions mean for our current fractured and layered experiences. Through painting, sculpture, and installation, The Space Between explores questions in metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of perception, and centers on the experience of sensing the existence of something which is concrete and objective, but which can only be understood via glimpses that singularly do not reveal its totality.

John Sherwood:











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.


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Made in our vineyard and revealed in our winery

Located in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Stratus Vineyards is a gravity-flow winery, distinguished by its LEED-certified facility, its commitment to sustainability and wines of outstanding quality. The winery, like our signature assemblage wines, is a composition – a whole greater than the sum of its parts. CLICK HERE for more about Stratus Vineyard


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