The Shea D Duo (Peter Shea + Juliet Dunn – co-creators of the TD Niagara Jazz Festival) introduced the Twilight Jazz Series to the Niagara Scene in October of 2011. The series features a different jazz ensemble the first Sunday of every month at Mahtay Café and Lounge from 6pm – 9pm focusing on Niagara musicians as well as featured musicians from Hamilton and Toronto.

Some of the past Twilight Jazz performers include: John Sherwood, James Bryan, Barbra Lica, Graham Lear, Reg Schwager, Ashley St. Pierre, Mike Murley, Jim Casson, Heilig Manoeuvre, Kevin Breit, Poco Latino, Kevin Turcotte, Rodger Niznik, Ori Dagan, John Neudorf and many more.

With the TD Niagara Jazz Festival and the ongoing Twilight Jazz Series Juliet Dunn and Peter Shea are thrilled to be able to bring live jazz to the Niagara music scene year-round.

St. Catharines Edition:

The St. Catharines edition of the Twilight Jazz Series takes place on the first Sunday of every month at Mahtay Café and Lounge: 241 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines from November – June, 2020. Season’s Passes are also available.

Line up:
* To buy tickets to a particular show, click on the name of the show. *

Sunday, November 3, 2019   8 Year Anniversary Celebration / Latin Jazz Caribbean Club Trio
Sunday, December 1, 2019  Guitar Holiday Magic James Bryan Duo
Sunday, January 6, 2019  January Blues Jack de Keyzer
Sunday, February 10, 2019  This is not the Super Bowl Red Light Sessions
Sunday, March 3, 2019  Sax in the City Alistair Robertson Quartet
Sunday, April 5, 2019 Tribute to Natalie Cole Khea Emmanuel Trio
Sunday, May 5, 2019 Bossa and Ballads Sundar Quartet featuring Roy Patterson
Sunday, June 2, 2019 TD NJF Sneak Peek Various artists


Tickets are $15 in advance / $20 at the door / $8 for students / $10 for musicians and arts workers (HST applies to all ticket prices)

*General seating – VIP Pass holders seats are reserved until 5:45pm – We highly recommend that the single ticket holders arrive early to get good seating! *


Proud sponsors of the Twilight Jazz Series:


* If you would like to support the Twilight Jazz Series here are many ways to do so.  Please contact:  for more information.