- Sunday Nov 07 2021
TimeDoors open at 1:30 PM
- 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The John Sherwood Trio LIVE
📅 DATE: Sunday, November 7, 2021 (Don't forget to change your clocks!) 🕑 TIME: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (Doors open at 1:30 pm) 🏟️ VENUE: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 🗺️ ADDRESS: 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON 💵 PRICE: $33 + HST; Musicians, Artists, Arts Workers, and Students: $19 + HST
Celebrating Great Jazz Pianists
featuring the John Sherwood Trio
We are thrilled to present our first in-person indoor musical presentation since March of 2020 with local jazz celebrity John Sherwood. We invite you to join us in the Recital Hall at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre for this performance with an all-star cast!
Thank you for your continued support during this pandemic and looking forward to seeing you in person!
Juliet and Peter (Festival co-creators) and the entire Festival team
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Celebrating Great Jazz Pianists featuring the John Sherwood Trio
For this concert, the John Sherwood trio will be celebrating the profound influence that four late/great jazz pianists have had on his playing featuring compositions and arrangements by each of them: Tete Montoliu, Clare Fischer, Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. Arrangements and stylings of all four will be included in John’s program, and John will be joined by Canadian jazz legends Terry Clarke on Drums and Kieran Overs on Bass.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
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.
Having recorded over 300 albums with various jazz artists, Terry Clarke is a familiar face at jazz festivals, concert halls, and venues throughout the world. In August of 1999, he returned to Toronto, reuniting with Rob to join his exciting new ensemble, “The Rob McConnell Tentet”, Terry Clarke’s most recent CD release is “Bick’s Bag” (Triplet Records) featuring the trio of Bill Mays, Neil Swainson, and Terry Clarke, in tribute to Canadian jazz guitar legend, Ed Bickert.
Terry Clarke continues to perform and record with a number of international artists, including Nancy Wilson, Bill Mays, Renee Rosnes, Jim Hall, and Helen Merrill, as well as with an exciting line-up of Canadian musicians, among them David Braid, Jake Langley, Don Thompson, Nancy Walker, Neil Swainson, and David Occhipinti. Clarke is also an enthusiastic jazz educator, and for the past several years has been a member of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.
Toronto-born bassist Kieran Overs has been active on the Canadian music scene since 1970, first on guitar and electric bass, and for the past 34 years on acoustic bass.
Overs holds an Honours Diploma from Humber College, a B. Mus. from Humber/BCOU and an M. Mus. from McGill University (Montreal). He has also studied privately with renowned Danish bassist Neils-Henning Orsted-Petersen and arranger Rick Wilkins. He has toured internationally with Moe Koffman/Dizzy Gillespie, Jane Bunnett, Sophie Milman, Carol Welsman and Emilie-Claire Barlow, among others. Having worked in Toronto as a sideman with such artists as Zoot Sims, Chet Baker, Bill Charlap, Harold Mabern Jr., Carol Sloane/ Bill Mays, Brian Dickinson, Pat Labarbera, Alex Dean and Kirk MacDonald, Overs has established a solid reputation in Canadian jazz. Overs is currently a member of The Nancy Walker Quartet, Ted Quinlan Trio and Inside Out (with Lorne Lofsky and Barry Romberg). To his credit Overs has 4CDs as leader/producer and more than 80 as a sideman. He was one of only 8 jazz artists selected to represent Canada on the 4CD/50-artist box set “Here and Now – A Celebration of Canadian Music “, produced by the Canada Council to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations (released world-wide in October 1995). A profile of Overs’ career can be found in Mark Miller’s book “The Miller Companion to Jazz in Canada”.