DATE:  Sunday, July  30th, 2017
EVENT: Jazz on the Rise – Juliann Kuchocki & Dave Restivo Duo
STAGE:   Megalomaniac Winery
ADDRESS:  3930 Cherry Ave, Vineland
TIME:  1:15pm – 2pm

With almost a decade of performing together, Juliann Kuchocki & David Restivo are thrilled to bring you a wide range of musical flavors in Jazz, Blues & more!  David and Juliann will be working with some classic jazz and blues favorites as well as introducing different genres of music with a jazz interpretation. 


Juliann sings in four languages & performs all genres of music including jazz, blues, r&b, funk, soul, disco, rock, rock & roll, country musical theatre & more.

Since the release of Juliann’s North American debut full-length album Don’t Explain in April 2010, Juliann has made record deals in four countries, won Best New Artist Original Jazz Music in the Barrie Music Festival & opened the first ever in 30 years, jazz festival in Canadian Music Week & performed with Jazz greats such as Gene DiNovi, Robi Botos, David Restivo & many more. She has reached the top 1-10 spots all over Canada & the USA & has airplay on over 220 radio stations in Canada & the USA receiving rave reviews.  She has headlined the Mont Tremblant Jazz Festival, performed at the Celebrate Toronto festival, TD Jazz Festival, Port Credit Street Festival, toured with Cats in Germany, Joseph… across North America, Beauty & the Beast in Japan, & performed at countless festivals & events around the world. Film & TV credits include; the long-running Canadian drama DaVinci’s InquestFirst Wave, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio with Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore & Laura Dern, Martin & Lewis with Sean Hayes. Juliann is the proud owner/ director/ choreographer of Pro Arts triple-threat events company & school & owner-director of Norfolk County’s Official Premier Festival South Coast Jazz (www.southcoastjazz.com). Most recently started South Coast Cultural Society an NFP arts organization bringing in diverse cultural programming & education enriching the area’s communities.

Her newest 2017 release, A Good Jazz Collection is an Asian Record Deal release in Singapore Thailand & Malaysia, her originals album Broken Compass, Blue Girl Green- BLUES CD & her 2010 release Don’t Explain showcase her innate gifts & versatility. They are a celebration of a life’s journey that have been by turns exciting & glamorous yet also challenging & painful. Her own indomitable spirit & influences from great jazz, R&B, soul and rock divas past & present shine all the way through.    

Hear all of her albums and her all-originals album Broken Compass on iTunes. Broken Compass is graced by an all-star cast of Canadian musicians: David Restivo, Brian Dickinson, Scott Metcalfe (piano) Ross MacIntyre, Lee Hutchinson (bass), Mark Kelso, Sly Juhas, Glenn Anderson (drums), Kevin Barrett, Eric St-Laurent, Nathan Hiltz (guitar), Richard Underhill, Alison Young (sax), Rob Somerville, Chris Butcher (trombone), Davide Direnzo (Percussion).  
Juliann’s passion for music & sharing creative energy with an audience radiates from the stage. In person, one is quickly impressed by the scope of her perspective & confident yet humble personality. She is equally informed by the glare of the spotlight & sheer hard work behind the scenes.  

Her musical voice has been shaped by over 25 years of diverse experience as a vocalist, actress, director, producer, dancer, and choreographer.


David Restivo is one of Canada’s most respected and influential jazz artists. He is a 3-time winner of the National Jazz Awards’ Pianist of the Year Award, and is listed in the current edition of Canadian Who’s Who.

 He is well known for his work with Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass and Tentet, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan.

He has also performed and recorded with Dave Holland, Jon Hendricks, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi, Mel Tormé, John Pizarelli, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Pat LaBarbera, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, George Garzone, Howard Johnson, Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, Kevin Mahogany, Randy Bachman (BTO/Guess Who), David Clayton Thomas, Molly Johnson, and many other outstanding artists. ​

 David has served on the music faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts and St. Francis Xavier University, and currently teaches at Humber College and the University of Toronto.

 David was voted Toronto’s Best Kayboardist in NOW Magazine’s “Best of T.O.” readers’ poll in 1998 and received a Juno Award for his work on the 2001 recording The Rob McConnell Tentet (Justin Time).

He can be heard on numerous recordings, including the Grammy-winning Mel Tormé/Rob McConnell collaboration Velvet and Brass (Concord Jazz), Mike Murley’s Conversation Piece (Cornerstone), Marc Jordan’s This is How Men Cry (Blue Note/EMI), and his own lauded debut Prayer for Humankind(ness) (Radioland/Universal).