Sunday Mar 12 2023


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm




📅 DATE: Sunday, Mar 12, 2023
🕑 TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
🏟️ VENUE: Mahtay Cafe and Lounge
🏟️ ADDRESS: 241 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M7

💵 PRICE: $29 + HST
💵 DISCOUNT: MAWS (Musicians/Arts Workers/Students) $15 + HST
💵 SERIES PASS: $119 + HST (Includes 6 shows)
🚗 PARKING: Free on site


The trio will be performing songs from the upcoming album, “My Voice”, as well as jazz standards, blues and a few covers done with their own special hybrid of retro styles, fun grooves, and thoughtful lyrics.


Evan Dolinski  (see below)

Presented by the TD Niagara Jazz Festival in partnership with the Mahtay Cafe and co-sponsored by DPLU Music.


Melissa Lauren on Vocals
Toronto-based singer and songwriter Melissa Lauren has smoothly made the transition from veteran swing “crooness” to a songwriter. The music – her own brand of old-school jazz, Do-wap, and blues mixed with Indie pop inflections and sounds; is very much a product of her early musical training meeting her adult musical encounters. Her latest project, “The Little Ones” is an audience-crafted collection of songs. Curated after a series of house concerts and a Canadian Tour, the repertoire or “playlist” consists of the songs that resonated most with listeners. Read more.
Ross Macintyre on Bass
Ross MacIntyre is one of the most sought-after bassists in Canada. He has played on hundreds of recordings including 11 that have won or were nominated for JUNO awards. As a side musician, he has shared the stage with some of North America’s great performers including Matt Dusk, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Guido Basso, Geoffrey Keezer Warren Vaché, Filo Machado, Heather Bambrick, Elizabeth Shephard, Kellylee Evans, Laila Biali, Jesse Cook, Shannon Butcher, Barbra Lica, Eliana Cuevas, Jorge Miguel, The Shuffle Demons, and many others. Read More.
Nathan Hiltz  on Guitar
Nathan Hiltz is an outstanding jazz guitarist who moved to Toronto from his native Halifax in 1999.  Since then he has recorded with a lengthy line-up of leading artists and consistently performs on more than 200 gigs each year. Hiltz received a Bachelor of Music degree from Humber College in 2005 and a Master of Music from the University of Toronto in 2011 and has studied jazz guitar with greats including Reg Schwager, Jim Hall, and Adam Rogers. Read more.
Opening Act:
Evan Dolinski
Evan works with two brilliant voice coaches. The international singer, voice coach and performer, Tenja Hagenberg as well as the internationally recognized singer, voice coach and performer, Elaine Overholt. Both coaches have guided Evan to develop and find his voice, his passion for singing, as well as performing. Evan will be opening the show with 2 songs  Read more.


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