Friday Sep 11 2020


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ Series #40 with the Neil McVey Duo

DATE:             Friday, September 11, 2020
TIME:              7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
VENUE:          'LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ.Series' (This event will be Livestreamed)
PRICE:            FREE (Donations accepted)

* Please note that donations accepted to help the TD Niagara Jazz Festival (Registered Charity: #80107-7033-RR0001) continue to bring live music to Niagara and beyond. Thank you for supporting the arts!

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Originally from Scotland, Neil came to Canada at the age of eight. Neil started playing guitar at the age of 12 and became interested in Jazz as a teenager after hearing Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, and John Abercrombie.
He studied guitar with Reg Schwager, and Lorne Lofsky at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario and jazz arranging with the late Dave McMurdo, and Mike Malone.
Neil attended the Banff Jazz Program an 1996. He also did a Jazz intensive study with Don Thompson at Humber College. While there he studied guitar with John Handy, Sonny Greenwich, and John Abercrombie.
Well versed in many musical genres, Neil has played everything from Jazz to Rock to Country, to Funk and R&B.
Neil has played with Kenny Wheeler, Don Thompson, Randy Brecker, John Sherwood, John Davidson, Fred Travelina, Ralf Buschmeyer, Aaron Young, Mike Malone, Henri Brown, John Faddis, PJ Perry, and members of Jack Soul, and the Philosopher Kings. He also plays regularly with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Theatre Calgary.
Neil is an active freelancer, member of the Ambrose Jazz Faculty and private guitar teacher in Calgary, Alberta where he now lives with his wife and two young children.
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“We love organically grown events and this series is a prime example of that. In January of 2019, we started a series called “IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD” when local jazz pianist Doug Mundy asked us if we could store his Steinway grand piano at our Shady Acres Studio. We knew how our jazz fans LOVE the intimate concerts so we thought why not do one ‘In our own back yard’.

The first 4-part piano series was a huge success so we then decided to add another 4 shows and then another 2! 10 shows in total for 2019 and when the piano was removed we decided to continue with a guitar series. Part 4 of the guitar series came during the COVID-19 pandemic so we decided to adapt to the times. Our NEW live-streamed events are now in YOUR own backyard.  ‘From our back yard to yours’

To align with our tag line:  LIVE LOVE JAZZ and the current situation, we have re-branded our series to be called the “LIVEStream.LOVE.JAZZ.Series”.

We do look forward to having our guests gather in our backyard again soon (when it is safe to do so) but until then we are thrilled to be able to live-stream our events and to keep the music alive in Niagara and beyond”

Juliet Dunn and Peter Shea (Co-creators: Twilight Jazz Series and TD Niagara Jazz Festival)

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Call us at: 1-844-LIV-JAZZ (1-844-548-5299)

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