Monday Dec 18 2023


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm



TWILIGHT JAZZ & BLUES SERIES: Yuletide Fire – Shirantha Beddage Quartet

📅 DATE: Monday, December 18th, 2023
🕑 TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
🏟️ VENUE: The Hare Wine Co.
🗺️ ADDRESS: 769 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
💵 PRICE: $39 + HST + Fees
💵 DISCOUNT:  MAWS (Musicians/Arts Workers/Students) $19 + HST + Fees
💵 SERIES PASS:  $99+ HST + Fees (Value of $117)
🍕 FOOD:  Charcuterie Boxes + Artisanal Pizzas available for purchase the The Hare
🚗 PARKING: Free on site

A huge thanks to Twilight Jazz & Blues 6th Edition Series Sponsor:
Kim Schwenker of Sotheby’s International Realty 


Shirantha Beddage Saxaphonist is joined by 3 legendary jazz musicians for “Yuletide Fire”.

Presented by the TD Niagara Jazz Festival in partnership with the Hare Wine Co and supported by the Humeniuk Foundation.


Shirantha Beddage – Saxophone 

Two-time JUNO-nominee Shirantha Beddage is a baritone saxophonist, composer and educator from Toronto, Canada. He has released three critically-acclaimed albums as a leader, and his compositional skills have won him accolades at the Montreal Jazz Festival and placements in the Emmy-winning TV series “Fargo”. Shirantha teaches in the Humber College Bachelor of Music program, and adjudicates regularly at festivals across Canada. As an advocate for technology in music education, his innovative teaching methods have earned him national recognition as an Apple Distinguished Educator. Read More Here

Ethan Ardelli – Drums

Ethan has been one of Canada’s most acclaimed jazz musicians for more than a decade. Always a cultural omnivore, Ardelli has sought out inspiration in a wide variety of places, from art house films to classical composition and music from around the world, in particular the music of Cuba.

Nancy Walker – Pianist

Pianist/composer Nancy Walker has been recognized with honours Canada- wide, including the Montréal Jazz Festival’s Grand Prix de Jazz, the National Jazz Awards Keyboardist Of The Year Award, a JUNO nomination for Instrumental Album Of The Year, and an induction into the Mississauga Music Walk Of Fame.

Mike Downes – Bass

Multiple JUNO award winner Mike Downes has been a prominent fixture both within the Canadian music scene and abroad, praised for his limitless versatility, seemingly effortless technique and not only his extensive knowledge of the bass, but of the foundation of music. Mike is a seasoned performer and respected composer, arranger and educator.



Food Options:

The Hare Wine Co. is offering delicious menu items to accompany your wine and jazz experience. A small cheese and charcuterie board, focaccia, as well as your choice of a 12-inch artisanal pizzas. Order directly from your table server night of the show!

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