Sunday Dec 12 2021


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm





Twilight Jazz Series: Swingin’ Into the Holidays featuring the John Neudorf Quartet

📅 DATE: Sunday, December 12, 2021
🕑 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 + HST; Musicians/Arts Workers/Students: $13 + HST - Buy Now!
🎟️ SEASON PASS: $139 - Buy Now!

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Swing into the Holiday with the JOHN NEUDORF QUARTET!

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.

For more details, please email Darlene at



John Neudorf has been very active in the music industry for the past 20 years studying jazz at Mohawk College as a drummer. Later under the instruction of Rosemary Burns, John transitioned from Instrumentalist to Vocalist, performing and touring with the band “Kidney Stew”.

As John’s blues career unfolded, he fronted bands with classic blues players such as Mel Brown and special guest appearances with Matt “Guitar” Murphy. Simultaneously, John began learning the jazz song book and performing with local players throughout the Niagara Region. Building confidence and technique at a consistent pace led him to study with “Down Beat” jazz vocalist of the year Mark Murphy. John later performed at many prestigious jazz clubs in Toronto including, “The Top of the Senator” with the Mark Eisenman Trio and “The Montreal Bistro”.

Some of John’s musical credits include national radio commercials such as the “Breakfast for Dinner” egg campaign and the “First Choice” hair according to you jingle. He also released an Indie album entitled “I Remember”.

With the history of John’s extensive blues background, combined with his explosive jazz scatt and warm phrasing, John Neudorf is a must see.


Nancy Walker is a Canadian musician based in the Toronto area. Her work as a pianist and composer reflects her view of the times we live in – at times intense, at times poignant, at times cerebral. Her most recent recording as leader is ‘Til Now Is Secret (Addo Records). Showcasing ten of her original compositions, the recording features multi-reed player Shirantha Beddage, guitarist Ted Quinlan, bassist Kieran Overs and drummer Ethan Ardelli, and was made possible with the help of the Ontario Arts Council.

Nancy has been recognized Canada-wide. Winner of the 2008 National Jazz Awards Keyboardist Of The Year Award and the 2003 Montréal International Jazz Festival’s prestigious Grand Prix de Jazz, Nancy has several previous discs as leader to her credit.

Her debut, Invitation, was released in 1997, and was voted one of the year’s best by Jazz Canadiana reviewers. Toronto Star critic Geoff Chapman named Luminosity (2000) one of the top jazz recordings of that year. Levitation, Nancy’s third recording (2003), was “a fine example of the modern jazz musician’s art” according to the Globe & Mail’s Mark Miller. When She Dreams was released in 2004 on Canada’s premier jazz label, Justin Time Records, and shot to the number one position on Canadian campus radio jazz charts.


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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