- Sunday Dec 10 2023
- 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
THE MUSIC OF A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS 2023
📅 DATE: Sunday, December 10th, 2023 🕑 TIME: Matinee - 2:00 PM (Doors open at 1:00) 🕑 TIME: Evening - 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:00) 🏟️ VENUE: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 🗺️ ADDRESS: 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON 💵 PRICE: Regular: $35 + HST + Fees
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Enjoy the Music of a Charlie Brown Christmas with an intimate live jazz experience in the heart of wine country. This show features Duncan Wilson on piano, Tyler Wagleron on the upright bass, Adam Bowman on drums, and special surprise guests. Join us on Sunday, December 10th, 2023 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.
ADAM BOWMAN: DRUMS
Drummer and percussionist, Adam Bowman, has been a mainstay in both the Canadian and international music scenes for more than two decades. As a touring musician, Adam has been heard on stages across five continents with artists such as Juno-award winners Kellylee Evans and Carlos Morgan, Canadian independent music trailblazer Ember Swift, improvising guru VINX, and country-folk songstress Dawn Langstroth, among many others. Learn more
TYLER WAGLER: BASS
For well over a decade Tyler Wagler has been an in-demand sideman in Canadian folk, roots, and reggae music. He has been busy playing guitar and bass with artists such as The Human Rights, David Sereda, Raven Meets Lion, and many more. He relocated to Guelph thirteen years ago from Toronto where he studied electric and double bass, earning a diploma in jazz performance from Humber College and a Bachelor of Music degree from Thompson Rivers University. Since moving to Guelph he has been busy playing with prominent locals such as Joni NehRita and Tannis Slimmon, as well as releasing a full-length album with modern jazz trio Hammerton/Wagler/O’Neill. As a solo singer/songwriter, he has released two EPs under his own name.
DUNCAN WILSON: PIANO
Duncan Wilson (b. 2002) is a Toronto-based pianist rooted in the bebop tradition. Born and raised in Orillia, Ontario, Duncan currently studies jazz performance at the University of Toronto. His teachers have included Chris Donnelly, Mike Murley, and Kelly Jefferson. Read more.
JAZZ 4 the AGES YOUTH PERFORMER
KAI OSZLAI: PIANO
Kai Oszlai, 15, can be described in three words. A musical character. Starting his journey on the piano at the ripe age of 5, Kai has always been infatuated with music and how it shapes the way we feel and experience, living by the saying that “Music is the soundtrack to our lives”. Kai has developed into an enthusiastic musician and performer, winning 1st and 2nd place at the North York Music Competition, 1st place at the 2021 Jazz 4 the Ages Youth Contest, and 3rd place at the Markham Music Competition. Aside from the competitions and high-pressure events, Kai spends his free time composing pieces for piano, guitar, and orchestra, which he says relaxes him when school work feels never-ending. In addition, Kai offers beginner-level piano lessons to budding students looking to learn a new instrument and broaden their musical understanding.
Kai enjoys reading classic books (his favourite being Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince), making short films for his YouTube channel, spending time with his friends, playing video games, and watching more YouTube videos than he should. While indulging in the very habitual routine of slacking and resting, Kai mainly puts most of his focus on school, assuring he maintains a high average in his classes and is understanding the material taught. Kai enjoys learning, and whether it be academic or musical, he finds himself always wanting to expand his knowledge, visible through the Google window on his phone that never seems to be closed. Due to his outgoing and rather humourous personality, Kai finds himself being referred to as “the party animal” in any gathering with friends he attends. He enjoys making new friends, and always makes an effort to include everyone in group activities.
Kai is always looking for opportunities to grow and learn, one way being through his music. Creative outlets like the piano give him the chance to truely express how he feels, and he wants everyone to find interests that help them do the same. Until then, Kai will continue to perform with enthusiasm in his living room – and concert halls.
Here’s where you can find Kai:
Youtube – kaiphosis
Instagram – kaioszlai
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org