- Monday Mar 07 2022
- 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Twilight Jazz and Blooz Series: Dames at the Distillery featuring the Betsy Tauro Quartet
📅 DATE: Monday, March 7, 2022 🕑 TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Doors open at 5:00 pm) 🏟️ VENUE: Spirit in Niagara Distillery (VACCINATION POLICY IN EFFECT) 🗺️ ADDRESS: 458 Lakeshore Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON 💵 PRICE: Early Bird: $39 + HST; At the Door: $49; Musicians/Arts Workers/Students: $19 + HST - Buy Now! The deadline for Early Bird tickets have passed. Tickets will be available At The Door for $49 🎟️ SEASON PASS: 6 shows: $169 + HST - Buy Now!
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Betsy Tauro is a singer, actor and musician from the Niagara Region. She has performed with Niagara Big Band, Niagara Express, sisterLune, and BroadBand as vocalist, bass player, on keyboards and guitar. Performing with her are Beth Bartley, Neva Tesolin and Laura Thomas. Come out and enjoy an evening of great jazz standards, blues and original material as well!
The evening’s performance will feature:
Tickets are non-refundable.
- Once you have purchased your ticket online a copy of the receipt will be sent to you. you do not need to print this receipt since we will have your name on our guest list as a paid ticket holder.
- Price does not include food but food IS available on site. Please check out the delicious menu HERE
- Tables are reserved for Guests who will be dining. Regular seating is provided for guests who prefer to just watch the show and purchase a beverage. If you will be dining during the show please contact Darlene (firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 289-259-4997) so that we can let the kitchen know to be seated at a table.
All musicians, staff, volunteers and patrons at TD Niagara Jazz Festival events must be double-vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required upon arrival.
Season Pass holders must contact Darlene (email@example.com or call at 289-259-4997) before the show’s date to reserve their seating. Please arrive to claim your seat by 5:45PM, otherwise the seat will be made available for sale for General Admission.
For more details, please email Darlene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted by Spirit in Niagara Distillery
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Betsy Tauro is a singer, actor and musician from the Niagara Region. She has performed with Niagara Big Band, Niagara Express, sisterLune, and BroadBand as vocalist, bass player, on keyboards and guitar. Performing on the TD Jazz Festival Stage with her are Beth Bartley, Neva Tesolin and Laura Thomas. Come out and enjoy an evening of great jazz standards, blues and original material as well!
Neva Tesolin is a Canadian musician, composer and songwriter whose love of the piano has resulted in a legacy of music that’s been described as playful, evocative, and full of hope. She was born and educated in St. Catharines, Ontario. Neva earned the Vice Chancellor’s Medal (ʼ92) at Brock University where she studied piano and composition with Marc Widner and Dr. Ronald Tremain. Living in Niagara, access to live music was abundant and world-class. Neva took opportunities to teach and perform within classical, jazz, and folk genres. Her compositions reflect these influences and have been performed by professional ensembles and soloists in Ontario. Neva has recently completed a set of jazz pieces for solo piano – Mirror Pool Etudes, and is a member of the Canadian Music Centre.
Laura Thomas is a conductor, arranger, composer, percussionist and teacher. She is Music Director of the Dundas Valley Orchestra, as well as Artistic Director of the Hamilton/Niagara area WomEnchant Chorus & Drummers and conductor of Hamilton’s Singin’ Women chorus. Her past positions Music Director of the Niagara Youth Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Niagara based chamber choir, Choralis Camerata. She is also the Principal Percussionist of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra where she also served as Associate Conductor for thirteen years. Along with acclaimed flutist Douglas Miller, she developed the Flutes en Route! programs of orchestral, ensemble and educational concerts.
Her guest conducting appearances include Symphony on the Bay (Burlington), the Huronia Symphony, Etobicoke Philharmonic, the North York Concert Orchestra, and the Bard Chamber Orchestra. She was for many years, Director of the Niagara College Jazz Band. Ms. Thomas holds a masters degree in conducting from New York’s prestigious Bard College, where she studied with Harold Farberman. She is also a graduate of Hamilton’s Mohawk College and McMaster University, where she studied percussion and
In addition to her percussionist position with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, she has performed with many ensembles throughout Southern Ontario and Western New York, including the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Te Deum Baroque Orchestra, and the Aradia Ensemble. She is a member of Niagara’s popular eclectic folk/blues band BroadBand, and performs regularly with her Vintage Jazz ensembles.
I (Beth Bartley) am excited to be playing the Twilight Jazz and Blooz Series with my friends Betsy Tauro, Neva Tesolin and Laura Thomas from BroadBand. We all met in 1990 and started an annual benefit concert for Women’s Shelters in Niagara. That’s when I moved here with my husband and musical partner Mark Clifford. Together as the duo Vox Violins, we have played all over Niagara. I have found my home and have put down solid roots by playing music with my talented friends and partner.
When I first heard Stephan Grappelli, I wanted to abandon my classical studies at Western University in London Ont. and pour myself into swing music. I was in love with it! I followed Grappelli and Joe Venuti around wherever they played in Ontario. I was also taken by the blues violinists Stuff Smith and Sugar Cane Harris. Jean Luc Ponty and Mark O’Connor were on my play lists and concert agendas. Later, I was turned on to Regina Carter from Detroit. I’m sure it was Leroy Emmanuel who told me to listen to her. All these fine players have inspired me so much.
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