In Memorium: Peter Shea


It’s with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Peter Shea, co-founder of the Niagara Jazz Festival. In the early morning hours of Sunday August 21st, Peter took flight after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.

Peter was abundantly adored and loved by so many people, so many treasured souls who shared in his joy, and love, and passion for jazz music. Peter was an incredibly talented musician who shared his mastery and knowledge with others, forever impacting the lives of those he taught.

For those he played with, it was a mutual admiration and respect, a profound joy when performing together, moments that will live on in the hearts of all those touched by Peter’s friendship.

That he will be missed is an understatement. We weep for his beloved Juliet, his partner in life, in love and in music. To infinity and beyond Peter, thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Peter Shea's Memorial Service

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Club La Salle

111 Arthur Street, St. Catharines, ON

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Masks are preferred, please!

Read Peter's obituary HERE