Twilight Jazz Series – Louis Armstrong / New Orleans Trad Jazz Tribute
DATE: Sunday, February 14, 2021 TIME: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST VENUE (Curbside Pickup): Club 55 - 3 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake Plush Imperial - 4683 Crysler Ave Niagara Falls VENUE (Delivery - Town of Lincoln Area ONLY): Giganti Events - Town of Lincoln PRICE: Dinner and Livestreamed Show: $29 - $39 + HST per person (Club 55 + Plush; Limited number of tickets available) $119 + HST per couple (Giganti Events; Limited number of tickets available) 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
Looking for a safe and fun Valentine’s evening? How about an evening of New Orleans music with Grammy-nominated New Orleans jazz trumpeter Dr. Brice Miller whispering some mellow tones and Louis Armstrong songs in your ear, live and direct from the Big Easy!🌹
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: See the menus below to purchase Dinner and Show tickets. To order your Dinner and Show from Giganti Events, please contact the restaurant directly.
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
This session of the Twilight Jazz Series features DR. BRICE MILLER and the NuTrad Jazz Trio. More details about the band coming soon!
Dr. Brice “Doc” Miller is a second-generation New Orleans Grammy-nominated jazz musician and award-winning educator, anthropologist and ethnomusicologist. Growing up in New Orleans culture alongside his father, saxophonist Dwight J. Miller, co-founder of the Original Pinstripe Brass Band, “Doc” began participating in the city’s brass band culture around age 11, first as a Grand Marshal, then as a cornetist/trumpeter. As a student at Andrew J. Bell Junior High School, Miller began performing in the famed French Quarter on Saturday’s and Sunday’s with the Olympia Kids Brass Band, led by trumpeter, Harold Batiste. It was during this time he also began performing with his dad’s band. As a student at the prestigious St. Augustine High School, a private catholic school for Black boys, Miller marched in the school’s world renowned Marching 100 and also formed his own Mahogany Brass Band, formerly Junior Pinstripe Brass Band. By his teens, he was attracting attention for his musical virtuosity and business savvy as well.
He attended Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans) where he received a Bachelor of Music Education and Master’s of Education Administration and Leadership. After the levees failed in New Orleans on August 29, 2005, Miller relocated his family to Columbus Mississippi, then Tuscaloosa Alabama, where he became an Assistant Director of Diversity and Intercultural programs for the Division of Community Engagement. While working at UA, Miller was persuaded by his mentors to pursue a doctorate degree. On December 14, 2014, Miller graduated from UA with a Interdisciplinary PhD, with an emphasis in Educational Administration, Cultural Anthropology and Ethnomusicology. In 2017 he founded ArtsNOLA, a cultural education program that partners with schools and academic programs to engage and teach young people about the wealth of indigenous cultural ecosystems in New Orleans.
Musically and artistically, Dr. Miller is known for his creative abilities to breathe new life into traditional jazz songs, his gift for song writing and his awe-inspiring hyper energetic stage presence. His band, Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie has become one of the most popular bands in New Orleans, performing a mixture of funk inspired traditional jazz and popular songs. His Mahogany Brass Band remains one of the most requested and popular brass bands for festivals and private events. Dr. Miller is also a trumpeter and principle vocalist in the uber popular big band, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, where his song “I’m So New Orleans” has become an anthem for the city of New Orleans.
Dr. Miller is also CEO and founder of The New Orleans Music Company, a entertainment services and production company focusing on sharing the music and cultural performances of New Orleans with the world. As one of New Orleans most respected and requested musicians (he’s also a popular DJ!), Miller is the epitome of a New Orleans jazz man. With a velvety deep baritone voice and buttery smooth trumpeting style, plus a personality and smile that will turn the gloomiest day sunny, from jazz to funk, brass band to trad jazz, big band to hip-hop, Dr. Brice Miller is so New Orleans!
You can follow “New Orleans’ Most Interesting Musician” at: www.iambricemiller.wordpress.com on Facebook (Brice Miller) and Twitter @iambricemiller. You can learn more about his music at: www.thenomc.com (The New Orleans Music Company).
Price: $39 + HST
Two Course Menu
Your choice of:
Coconut Curry Shrimp on Fragrant Basmati
Steak, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans with Compound Butter
Rotini Pasta with Rose Sauce, Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, Mushrooms, and Goat Cheese
Your choice of:
Red Velvet Cake
Chocolate Lava Cake (GF)
Town of Lincoln
Price: $119 + HST per couple
Three Course Menu
Your choice of:
Couscous Salad with Shrimp
Goat Cheese and Mushroom Puff Pastry Appetizer
Your choice of:
Grilled Filet Mignon with Mashed Potato and Mixed Vegetables
Grilled Fillet of Salmon in White Wine Butter Sauce with Steamed Rice and Mixed Vegetables
Your choice of:
Hazelnuts Passion Cake
Gluten-Free Chocolate Caramel Crunch
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.