- Sunday Apr 10 2022
- 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Twilight Jazz Series: Songs in the City featuring the Jeffery Arthur Quartet
📅 DATE: Sunday, April 10, 2022 🕑 TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm) 🏟️ VENUE: Mahtay Café and Lounge (VACCINATION POLICY IN EFFECT) 🗺️ ADDRESS: 241 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON 💵 PRICE: In Advance: $29 + HST; At the Door: $39; Musicians/Arts Workers/Students: $13 + HST - Buy Now!
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Vocal Jazz with a trio of piano, upright bass, and drums, presenting the unforgettable lyrics to the swinging songs of the American songbook, including ballads and bossa novas from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s so very reminiscent of Nat King Cole, Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra.
The evening’s performance will feature:
Tickets are non-refundable. Artists and venues are subject to change.
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 (email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted by DPLU Music and Mahtay Café & Market
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
After being schooled in theatre, dance and musical theory Jeffery Arthur, a Toronto native has found his niche as a seasoned jazz vocalist. He started his professional career as an actor and professional dancer performing in musicals and shows across Canada, then later in the United States and Great Britain singing with small jazz combos and larger ensembles, big bands and occasionally with symphony orchestras in their pops presentations. Over the last 15 years has been involved in the corporate musical scene in Toronto and performs with his trio in the Western New York areas as well. Now a recording artist and member of Canadian Actors Equity and The American Federation of Musicians, Jeffery resides in Stevensville, a location which keeps this Niagara based artist close to the Toronto and New York music circuits.
Randy Stirtzinger has been and still is to this day, a pillar of jazz music in the Niagara community. He has performed all over the region and beyond as a pianist, bass player and vibraphone player. He first discovered his passion for jazz when he heard Oscar Peterson’s ‘Hello Herbie’ album, Herbie Hancock’s ‘Maiden Voyage’ album and HH’s ‘Headhunters album’ around the of age 16. Since then he has never looked back. His first instrument is the bass guitar and later on came piano, vibes, latin percussion and then upright string bass. Some of his influences include: Milt Jackson, Cal Tjader, Tito, Mongo, Ray Brown, Don Patterson, to name just a few.
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.
After meeting the Stirzinger brothers in 1979, Kevin Lipishak has been playing jazz in the Niagara Region since 1985. His main gig has been as house drummer for Jazz Express Saturday afternoon sessions for the last 36 years and still running. Kevin has also played with all of the local jazz musicians in various groups from trios to big band and latin groups throughout the Niagara Peninsula.
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