Sunday Jul 16 2023


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm






📅 DATE: Sunday, July 16, 2023
🕑 TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
(Doors open 1 hour before showtime)
🏟️ VENUE: Willowbank (Sponsored by The Brown Homestead) (Seating will be provided)
🗺️ ADDRESS: 14487 Niagara River Pkwy, Queenston, ON
💵 PRICE: $99 + HST + Fess 
💵 PRICE: $79 + HST + Fees 
(MAWS Discount: Musician/ArtsWorker/Student - must show proof)
💵 PRICE: Summer Festival Full Pass: $269 + HST + Fees 
(includes picnic lunch)
💵 PRICE: Weekend Pass (July 15 + 16): $139 + HST + Fees 
(includes picnic lunch)
💵 PRICE: 2-Day Pass (July 20 + 21): $89 + HST + Fees
🥗 FOOD: Picnic Lunch catered by Treadwell Cuisine 
(menu and selection below)
🍷 DRINKS: Cash bar on site


JUNO Nominated vocalist Alex Pangman is delighted to have been invited to take part of the anniversary celebration of the 10th annual TD Niagara Jazz Festival this year, and to bring her Alleycats back to the Niagara Region. Get ready to enjoy upbeat swing music from the 1920s and 30s, beautiful ballads, sentimental favourites and some vintage gems you won’t have heard before, but may just find yourself dancing too!


JUNO Nominated jazz vocalist Alex Pangman has an instantly recognizable voice on the airwaves. Known as Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing, she’s a little bit old-time, a little bit sassy and a little bit romantic. Having established herself as a vintage song stylist over the course of many albums for Montreal’s Justin Time Records, she leads listeners through the sparkling music of the 1920s and 30s with a voice that has facets of a young Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and the Boswell Sisters. She has toured across Canada, and played in the States and abroad, opening for Willie Nelson, performing with John and Bucky Pizzarelli, recording in New Orleans, and more! She is host of Swing Set on JAZZFM91.1 and is also an advocate for organ transplant.

Although Alex Pangman grew up a couple of generations late to have sung with Benny Goodman, the vibrant young vocalist is proud to be known as Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing. With pipes aplenty, Pangman possesses the requisite taste, talent and the historical knowledge of an avid record collector to breathe new life into the music of the classic jazz era. A superb song stylist, Pangman has built a loyal fanbase through her acclaimed work with her stacked Alleycats. Established in 1999, this curated group of tradsters play vintage music with affection, a killer groove, and skill. USA Today wrote that they are “ebullient…Pangman and Her Alleycats party like it’s 1933.” Having honed their craft in the speakeasy atmosphere of the Reservoir Lounge in Toronto, the band truly inhabit and inject life into this era of music. It’s sure to be a fun and swinging affair when Pangman takes the stage with Grammy nominated violinist Drew Jurecka on board, backed by the rhythm section which includes Peter Hill on piano, Glenn Anderson on drums, and Chris Banks on bass. So for Pangman, what begins as a teenage obsession with Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden and The Boswell Sisters, turned into a career that has seen the Alleycats play all the major Jazz Festivals in Canada, performance with music legendary, record several studio albums, earn a JUNO nomination, and appear in America and abroad.


Claire Falle will be opening for this event.  Claire Falle was the winner in the Ages 12-14 (Solo Vocals) category in our 2023 JAZZ 4 the AGES Youth Competition. CLICK HERE to see their full bio.


This event is Emceed by Walter Venafro from JAZZ.FM 91’s Saturday Afternoon Jazz, Sunday Drive and Blurred Lines.  CLICK HERE to see their full bio.


  • Seating will be provided for the Jazz Picnic.
  • Physical/digital tickets are not issued for this show. Admission is tracked through the order placed and will be added to the event’s guest list. Please retain your Order Confirmation email in case proof of purchase is require.
  • Tickets are non-refundable. Artists and venues are subject to change. Please visit our Health and Safety page for updates on our current guidelines.
  • Artists and venues subject to change.
  • This event will take place rain or shine.
  • For more details, please email Darlene at


Please make your selections below for sandwich, salad and dessert choices.  

Picnic lunches will also include:

  • Whole local fruit
  • Glass bottle of water, pop (coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger-ale) or juices (orange, apple/cranberry, grapefruit)
  • Crudite and hummus

* Brought to you by Treadwell Cuisine.* 
Cash Bar available on site.
CLICK HERE to make your menu selections (only once you have purchased your ticket).


Wine provided by:
Henry of Pelham & The Hare Wine Co.

Sparkling wine provided by:
Vieni Estates

Beer provided by:
Oast House Brewery



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