- Sunday Jun 06 2021
- 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Twilight Jazz Series – Bill Evans Tribute
📅 DATE: Sunday, June 6, 2021 🕑 TIME: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST 🏟️ VENUE (Curbside Pickup): See Menu page for restaurant address 💵 PRICE: Dinner (Curbside Pickup) and Livestreamed Show: $29 - $39 + HST (Limited number of tickets available) Livestreamed Show (Early Bird price): $15 + HST (until June 5th) Livestreamed Show (Regular price): $19 + HST Livestreamed Show (Discount for Artists, Arts workers, and Students): $9 + HST Season Pass (7 Shows): $99 + HST (Show Only), $249 + HST (Dinner and Show)
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ABOUT THE SHOW
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Please note: All shows are currently ONLINE. When the Province opens up and we are permitted to have gatherings in restaurants this show will take place at the Dalhousie Yacht Club. Dinner and Show Season’s Pass holders will have first right of refusal for a seat/table in the venue. Keep an eye on this page for updates.
DINNER + SHOW: A member of the TD Niagara Jazz Festival team will be contacting you to confirm your curbside pickup time for the evening.
LIVESTREAM: The private YouTube link will be sent to you via email on the day of the show. If you would like to see the show AFTER the air date you can purchase the ‘show only’ ticket and the link will be sent to you for you to view at your convenience.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
DOUG MUNDY: Piano
Doug Mundy, a long time Niagara resident, began studying piano at 10 years of age concentrating on Royal Conservatory of Music repertoire. At age 14, Doug began experimenting with improvisation, mainly playing around with simple blues progressions and pop/rock solos. By age 16, Doug was already performing in rock, blues and country ensembles around the Niagara and Hamilton Regions.
Blues improvisation led to the formal study of music (and history) at Mohawk College, York University and Brock University. Doug has studied jazz harmony, arranging, form and analysis and counterpoint. At York University, Doug had the privilege of studying with Canadian jazz great Don Thompson as well as seminars with Dr. Oscar Peterson.
Doug is currently one of the most in demand musicians in the Niagara area. He is active accompanying vocalists, leading his duo and trio, working as a sideman on gigs and in the studio, as well as performing solo piano at various functions. Doug has recently completed a tour of New Zealand working with a collection of the country’s finest Jazz musicians.
ROB MCBRIDE: Upright Bass
Rob McBride is a highly in-demand bassist and bandleader who has been performing in the Toronto jazz scene for the last 25 years, playing at many of the city’s top jazz venues. While specializing in jazz, Rob is also influenced by solo classical and improvised bass music and has incorporated creative aspects of these elements into his sound through his five-string acoustic bass. Headliner performances includes the TD Niagara Jazz Festival (2014) and the Brampton World of Jazz Festival (2017). Rob has played with some of Canada’s finest musicians, including Pat LaBarbera, Don Thompson, Ted Warren, Sarah Jerrom, and Adrean Farrugia. He has played with the pit orchestra for the Shaw Festival and the Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Rob has played on many critically-acclaimed albums including recordings by Sarah Jerrom, Beverly Taft, Jeff King, and Barbara Mantini.
EMILIO GEREMIA: Piano
Emilio Geremia is 13 years old and lives in Welland, Ontario. He attends Wheatley School in St. Catharines, Ontario and is set to graduate in a few weeks from Grade 8. This fall, he will attend Notre Dame High School in Welland.
Emilio has been playing piano since he was 3 ½ years old under the direction of Mr. Ted Ellis. Pre-COVID, Emilio enjoyed accompanying the Junior and Senior Choirs at his school, while also playing piano and organ at his parish, St. Kevin’s Church. He enjoys playing various genres of music, and he loves to improvise on the piano.
He has twice been the recipient of the Canadian National Conservatory of Music’s Silver Medal for attaining the highest mark in Canada on his final piano exams. He is currently preparing for his Grade 9 classical piano exam later this summer.
He has twice been the first place winner in the TD Niagara Jazz Festival’s “Jazz for the Ages” Youth Competition in the 12 and under category, in both the summer of 2019 & 2020. During December 2019, he was also honoured to perform with the Peter Shea Trio in a musical tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.
Before COVID, he enjoyed being a member of his school’s “Me To We” and Robotics Clubs and participated in the school musicals. He was also a member of his school’s cross-country, track and basketball teams. He loves to participate in local Science Fairs and has also advanced to local speech competitions, where he has been awarded for his accomplishments. This past year, he has been a part of the City of Welland’s Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, and was recently voted in to be next year’s Publicity and Promotions Coordinator.
In the spring of 2020, he was also selected to be a Page in the Ontario Legislature. In his spare time, he enjoys running, riding his bike, and he has a newspaper route. Most of all, he is a car, airplane and aerospace enthusiast.
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ABOUT THE TWILIGHT JAZZ SERIES
The Shea D Duo (Peter Shea + Juliet Dunn – co-creators of the TD Niagara Jazz Festival) introduced the Twilight Jazz Series to the Niagara Scene in October of 2011. The series features a different jazz ensemble the first Sunday of every month at Mahtay Café and Lounge from 6pm – 9pm focusing on Niagara musicians as well as featured musicians from Hamilton and Toronto.
Some of the past Twilight Jazz performers include: John Sherwood, James Bryan, Barbra Lica, Graham Lear, Reg Schwager, Ashley St. Pierre, Mike Murley, Jim Casson, Heilig Manoeuvre, Kevin Breit, Poco Latino, Kevin Turcotte, Rodger Niznik, Ori Dagan, John Neudorf and many more.
With the TD Niagara Jazz Festival and the ongoing Twilight Jazz Series Juliet Dunn and Peter Shea are thrilled to be able to bring live jazz to the Niagara music scene year-round.