Sunday Feb 27 2022


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm





Twilight Jazz Series: Sax in the City featuring the Glendon Smith Quartet

📅 DATE: Sunday, February 27, 2022
🕑 TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
🗺️ ADDRESS: 241 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON
💵 PRICE: In Advance: $39 + HST; At the Door: $49; Musicians/Arts Workers/Students: $19 + HST - Buy Now!
🎟️ SEASON PASS: $139 - Buy Now!

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Led by saxophonist Glendon Smith, this quartet performs renditions of traditional Jazz and Latin songs from the 1920’s to current day.

The evening’s performance will feature:

Tickets are non-refundable.


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 ( 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.

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Hosted by DPLU Music and Mahtay Café & Market



Juno nominated and multiple gold record recipient, East Coast born Glendon Smith continues to emerge as one of Canada’s most versatile and in demand professional freelance musician, clinician, and private teacher.

After studying at Humber College with one of Canada’s most influential educators Pat Labarbera, Glendon began working immediately, performing worldwide in such places as the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and numerous islands in the Caribbean just to name a few.

Glendon’s diversity has given him the opportunity to record, write, arrange, and produce numerous albums for Canada’s biggest and most profitable record company. He has sold hundreds of thousands of albums in a wide range of styles, for which he has received two gold record and a Juno nomination. When not performing or recording, Glendon has been actively teaching and conducting workshops for saxophone students of all ages. Teaching jazz theory, ear training improvisation, jazz conception, and providing students with RCM
exam prep and post-secondary audition prep.


Born in Oakville Ontario in 1961, raised in St. Catharines, John Sherwood is easily among the top jazz pianists in Canada today. His strong foundation in classical music is apparent, but does not overshadow his ability to swing. “In the town in southern Ontario where I grew up, there is an outstanding young pianist named John Sherwood.” -Gene Lees, The Jazz Letter. “Sherwood is firmly of the Oscar Peterson school. His feature, I’m Falling in Love With Love was music that was beautifully constructed, brilliantly executed and of deeply lyrical quality and he swung mightily all evening long.” -Hugh Fraser, The Spectator. John appears regularly with Peter Appleyard, and has also performed or recorded with Moe Koffman, Guido Basso, Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Jake Hanna, Kenny Wheeler and Butch Miles to name but a few.


Kevin Dempsey (drummer) was born in Waterdown, Ontario, Canada.  He has become a familiar figure on the local jazz scene around Toronto, but has also toured extensively throughout North America, and to international destinations including Malaysia, Italy, and Russia.  Trombonist/bandleader Dave McMurdo calls him “an explosive musical force, an exquisite purveyor of colour and groove, a beautifully rounded player…”

Dempsey is a charter member of the Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra, and also plays with the Dave Restivo Quintet, the Peter Appleyard Quintet, and has appeared in performance and on recordings with numerous other leading jazz musicians. He is a member of the Music Faculties of both McMaster University and Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario.


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.


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