Niagara Jazz Festival Sneak Preview – Thursday, May 22

The Twilight Jazz Series (TJS) presents a sneak preview of the Niagara Jazz Festival on Thursday, May 22 at the Mahtay Café & Lounge in St. Catharines. This is a chance to get a taste of the music at the exciting new festival taking place between August 22-24 – see schedule here:

In addition to the Twilight Jazz House Trio, the evening will feature special performances by artists who will be headlining this summer’s festival. “We are thrilled to be bring the Niagara Jazz Festival this year, and this event will give jazz fans a taste of what’s to come. Every musician featured at this event is headlining in our inaugural festival. Live Love Jazz!” says co-founder of the TJS, Juliet Dunn.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. the evening will include performances by: Warren StirtzingerAlistair RobertsonRandy StirtzingerGraham Lear, Jim Gaye, Penner MacKayJay Reed and 2 members of the Loose Change Quintet.

Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for musicians and $10 in advance and can be purchased online by visiting or in person at Mahtay Café & Lounge. Tickets are also available at the door for $15.

The Twilight Jazz Series is presented by JADE (Juliet Amanda Dunn Entertainment) and the Shea D Duo (Peter Shea + Juliet Dunn) and was founded in 2011. They are now in their 3rd season at Mahtay Café and Lounge and have brought over 70 jazz ensembles and over 100 jaz musicians to the Twilight Stage. Some past performers include: Kevin Turcotte, Mark Lalama, Mike Murley, Kevin Breit, Jim Casson, Barbra Lica, Reg Schwager, Alistair Robertson, the Heavyweights Brass Band, Rodger Niznik, Bill McBirnie, Ashley St. Pierre and many more.

We are presently confirming interviews and please add this to your listings – thank you!

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Live, Love, Jazz!