Monday May 16 2022


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm





Twilight Jazz and Blooz Series Part 2: “With You” in Concert featuring the Sammy Jackson Quartet

📅 DATE: Monday, May 16, 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!
🎟️ SEASON PASS: 5 Shows: $169 + HST - Buy Now!

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Join 2021 Juno Award winner Sammy Jackson and her band for an evening of music and song.

The evening’s performance will feature:

Tickets are non-refundable. Artists and venues are subject to change.


  • Guests who will be purchasing food at the venue must select “Yes” when prompted during ticket purchase. Those who will be consuming beverages only (or nothing at all) must select “No”, and will be seated in the theatre selection.
  • 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 ( 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 ( 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

Hosted by Spirit in Niagara Distillery



JUNO Award-winning artist Sammy Jackson is an emerging Jamaican-Canadian singer-songwriter recognized for her distinct sound, fusing elements of Jazz, R&B and Pop. Growing up, she regularly found opportunities to perform and develop as a musician, which led her to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Performance specializing in Jazz Voice from the University of Toronto. During her education, she studied with accomplished vocalists including Alex Samaras, Christine Duncan and Sienna Dahlen.

As a rising presence in Toronto and Niagara, Sammy has performed at notable venues and events such as the Glenn Gould Studio, Jazz.FM91’s One-Stop Jazz Safari, The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar, Luminato, and TIFF Bell Lightbox to name a few. In addition to performing and leading her own band, Sammy has shared the stage with renowned musicians such as Barbra Lica, Robi Botos, Rich Brown, and Larnell Lewis.

In 2021, Sammy Jackson’s latest release With You won a Juno Award for “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year”. This project is a 5-track EP featuring original compositions in collaboration with vocalist and songwriter Jacqueline Teh. It showcases music that is honest and relatable while exploring themes of vulnerability, broken relationships, and love. Sammy’s distinct approach to songwriting captivates a diverse audience through her blend of Jazz, R&B, and Pop. Additionally, With You features some of Canada’s most outstanding musicians, including Tom Fleming, Chris Pruden, Mark Godfrey and Ian Wright.


Tom Fleming is a guitarist, composer, improviser, arranger and educator based out of Toronto, Canada. He has performed and/or recorded with such notable artists as Ralph Alessi, David Binney, Jeff Coffin (Bela Fleck and Dave Matthews Band), Tim Hagans, Dong-Won Kim (Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble), Hugh Fraser, Robi Botos, Roberto Occhipinti, D’bi Young Anitafrika (‘da Kink in my Hair), Mark Kieswetter, John Johnson, Matt Dusk, Waleed Abdulhamid, Campbell Ryga, Will Kennedy (the Yellowjackets), Kirk MacDonald, Lou Pomanti, Marc Rogers, Wanda Vick Burchfield (Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood, Jason Aldean), Paul Franklin (Dire Straits, Peter Frampton, Barbra Streisand), Pat LaBarbera, Tim Ries (Maria Schneider, Maynard Ferguson, Blood Sweat and Tears), Bernard Fowler (Herbie Hancock, James Blood Ulmer), Lisa Fischer (Sting, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner), Darryl Jones (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John Scofield) and Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones). Performance highlights include the Tokyo Jazz Festival, the Victoria International Jazz Festival, the Festival International De Jazz Montreal, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Birdland Jazz Club in New York, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Edmonton International Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival and JUNOfest, as well as numerous performances in the United States, Mexico, Japan, the United Kingdom and all across Canada. He is the guitarist for fast-rising Canadian jazz vocalist and songwriter Barbra Lica, appearing on her 2017 Juno-nominated recording, ‘I’m Still Learning’, as well as her most recent album on Justin Time Records, ‘You’re Fine’, which includes a song he co-wrote with Barbra. Tom graduated from the University of Toronto with both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance and is currently working towards completing a Doctorate in Music from that same institution. Tom’s unique style is reflective of the broad spectrum of interests and influences which inform his art.


Bassist Mark Godfrey is quickly becoming one of the new faces in Canadian jazz. Hailing from Southwestern Ontario and currently living in Toronto, he has established himself a mainstay in this national community and in 2019 was named Emerging Jazz Artist of the Year by the Toronto Arts Foundation. Mark’s accolades as a bassist and composer include the 2014 Grand Prix de Jazz from the Montreal Jazz Festival (Pram Trio) and the 2021 JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (Sammy Jackson/With You).

To date, Mark has released two albums under own name: Prologue (2018) and Square Peg (2020). Featuring a quartet and quintet respectively, the albums feature Mark on bass and compositions, saxophonists Allison Au and Matt Woroshyl, pianist Chris Pruden, and drummer Nick Fraser.

His versatility on both electric and double bass has led him to regularly work with a variety of Canadian jazz artists beyond his own groups including: Kellylee Evans, Barbra Lica, Sammy Jackson, Joanna Majoko, and The Toronto Jazz Orchestra. Also working as a jazz educator, Mark is the private double bass instructor at Mayfield Secondary School for the Arts in Brampton and De La Salle College in Toronto. Over the summer months, he teaches at the National Music Camp in Ontario and at the International Music Camp in Manitoba and North Dakota.


Ian Wright is an award-winning, Toronto-based drummer, composer and dance-accompanist. Born in 1992, and raised in Belleville, Ontario, Ian has developed a thoughtful approach to his instrument that has been recognized by the Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Arts Foundation, Humber College, The Banff Centre, Galaxie Music, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Since receiving his bachelors degree in music from Humber College in 2014, Ian has been consistently performing locally, nationally and internationally with many groups and artists including Toronto’s Autobahn Trio, Rich Brown & The Abeng, BROS (Ewan and Shamus Currie of The Sheepdogs), Ottawa’s Juno award winning Kellylee Evans, Montreal’s Emily Rockarts, and James Hill’s Local Talent, to name a few. In 2016, Ian was nominated for the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Jazz Artist Award. On top of performing as a headlining musician, and a sideman, Ian is a regular dance accompanist at many of Toronto’s leading dance institutions, including the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, National Ballet, Etobicoke School for the Arts, among others.

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