Sunday Mar 13 2022


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm





Twilight Jazz Series: Jazz and Laughs featuring the Ilana Waldston Trio

📅 DATE: Sunday, March 13, 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: $29 + HST; At the Door: $39; Musicians/Arts Workers/Students: $13 + HST - Buy Now!
🎟️ SEASON PASS: $139 - Buy Now!

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An evening of jazz standards, lesser-known gems, a few ballads and Bossa Novas and the occasional detour into comedic cabaret, all woven together with lighthearted patter. The Jazz’n’Laughs Band is Ilana Waldston on vocals, Stu Harrison on keys and Ross MacIntyre on bass.

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



Ilana Waldston is a singer, comedienne and M.C. best known for her warm sound, her unusual repertoire and the smatterings of humour she injects into a jazz set. Her album, “I Could Laugh Out Loud” was met with wide acclaim and radio-play.

Initially a theatre actor trained at York University and Banff School of Fine Arts, Ilana later attended the prestigious International Cabaret Conference at Yale, launching her into the world of intimate musical performances at cabaret and jazz venues.

Ilana has entertained at fundraisers and corporate events large and small, in private homes and in clubs all across the GTA.

She is also the founder of “RECOLLECTIV“, a non-profit music group for people with memory impairment due to illness or trauma.


Stu Harrison was born and raised in South-Western Ontario, beginning piano instruction at the age of 3. Completing his early studies through the Suzuki Method in London ON, and then studying with Harold Riddolls (RCM), he attained his ARCT by 16.

Following several years of competitive classical performance, he branched out into a wide variety of musical settings, from choir direction to church organist, and finally to jazz. He attended the University of Toronto’s Jazz Performance program, graduating with Honours in 2003.

In 2003 he started Stu Harrison Music, a commercial and wedding music company that worked extensively throughout Ontario from 2003 – 2007, supplying music to a wide variety of high-profile clientele. During the same period, he was also Music Director and Composer for Garden Brothers Circus, performing more than 1000 shows to well over 2 million people.

In 2006 he joined Merriam Music, the largest private music school in Canada as well as its highest volume piano dealer, and took on a variety of roles, including teaching, retailing, curriculum development, marketing, and eventually to the executive level where he serves as head of Sales, Marketing, and Strategic Development.

In October 2016, Stu released his debut album “Volume 1” (One Nightstand Records), to critical acclaim, featuring Canadian legends Terry Clarke, and Neil Swainson.

Stu continues to perform, accompany, MD, and arrange regularly throughout Canada.


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, Geoffey 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.

Ross attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and graduated with his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto. He studied privately with Ray Brown, Dave Young, Pat Collins, Mike Downes, and Joel Quarrington.

He was the music director and composer for The Garden Brother Circus, and has played in the pit orchestra for numerous musical theatre productions with CanStage, Young People’s Theatre, and Mirvish Prodictions.

In 2011 Ross released a duet alum with the great Pianist Mark Kieswetter, and it has been met with critical acclaim. The Whole Note magazine wrote, “Kieswetter and MacIntyre have captured the essence of what the best piano/bass duos are all about: elegance, economy, precision, fluidity, style, intimate, grace, and that magical, intangible chemistry – the simpatico.”

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