Twilight Jazz Series – Natalie Cole Tribute
NOTICE: DUE TO COVID-19 COMPLICATIONS, THE KHEA EMMANUEL TRIO HAS BEEN MOVED TO MAY 30th. TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE CONTACTED
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📅 DATE: Sunday, May 30, 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
Celebrating Black History month with a tribute to the unforgettable singer, songwriter and actress, Natalie Cole. Khea Emmanuel and her trio will take you on a musical journey featuring some of Natlalie Coles’ most memorable hits. Please enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home and feel free to enjoy dinner from one of our restaurant partners.
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
KHEA EMMANUEL: Vocals
The daughter of legendary Motown artist Leroy Emmanuel, Khea has all the key ingredients that spell nothing less than success. Her love for the arts and creativity are deeply embedded in her soul. Young and self-taught, Khea is fearless when it comes to her gifting as both vocalist and songwriter. Her vocals easily convey what lies deep within and her heartfelt lyrics are emotionally charged, binding you into a realm that one wishes never to leave.
Khea’s vision is distinct and deeply rooted. Her gentle and unforgettable presence discreetly demands attention where ever she performs. She is determined to engrave her sensitive and unique style, deep into the heart and soul of all audiences both young and old alike. Her love affair with jazz is self evident during her performances on the stages she graces. Her musical education to date includes various artistic interpretations synonymous with Blues, R&B and the Classics by definition.
Khea has performed in the presence of such greats as Anne Margaret, VIP Black Tie honouring her life time achievements, also paving the evening for the renowned Janice Mitchel, former back ground vocalist for the late great Ray Charles. Khea has performed on numerous occasions accompanied by LMT Connection; a known funk group headed up by her father Leroy Emmanuel whom is a world renowned Motown artist. Her performances have included an audience with the likes of Peter Fonda, Edward Greenspan, and hip hop recording artist Karl Wolf.
Khea performed to a sold out crowd in her home town Niagara Falls, Canada. Her self-released music video (Know Thyself) followed by an invitation to a live to air performance; which led Khea to headlining an annual Gala for chartable organization (Project Share) which raised in excess of $168,000.00 for the less fortunate. Toronto was wowed by the Blue Tie affair at Westin Harbour Castle in October 2012. A Gala where Khea had the honor of opening the show for the spectacular Natalie Cole.
Khea is currently working on her original album in Los Angeles with Legendary music producer Bob Esty. Bob has coached and produced hit albums for Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand and Cher to name a few.
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.
CLARK JOHNSTON: Upright Bass
Clark Johnston started his professional career as a bassist in 1994 and has since had the opportunity to work with the likes of Peter Appleyard, Diana Panton, Reg Schwager, and Don Thompson–just to name a few. He performs regularly with Drew Jurecka, Adrean Farrugia, James Brown, Neil Brathwaite, Ashley St Pierre as well as many other great musicians.
Clark has released three CDs with Shields Johnston Fielding featuring his original compositions and can be heard on many other people’s recordings.
He holds a master’s degree in music composition as well as a Bachelor of Education from York University. Clark is currently on faculty at Mohawk College, McMaster University, and Hillfield Strathallan College.
KATE STEVENS: Vocals
Kate Stevens is a vivacious RnB singer/songwriter based in Calgary, Alberta. Her buoyant stage persona mirrors her heart-on- sleeve, lyrical sensibilities. Her latest single, the reserved and honest Meant for Me has received over 300k streams across platforms. Stevens has received three YYC Music Awards including Female Artist of the Year.
Passionate about working and advocating for youth, Stevens understands the importance of showcasing the possibilities of young people and music in her community. She currently plays a lead role in numerous music organizations in Calgary and abroad. Her work has encouraged a sense of belonging and the creation of opportunities for youth the showcase and further their musical goals.
Dalhousie Yacht Club
Price: $39 + HST
Price: See menu options
One Course Menu
Your choice of:
Jerk Chicken ($29 + HST)
Curry Chicken ($29 + HST)
Vegetable Dinner ($29 + HST)
Caribbean-Inspired Salmon ($33 + HST)
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.