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 from November to June. The series traditionally took place at Mahtay Café and Lounge but has now shifted to an online series due to the current pandemic. Once audiences are allowed to gather again in the Province of Ontario, the series will be presented at various partner venues with a livestreamed version of each show for audiences to enjoy from home.
Each show takes place from 6pm – 9pm and focuses 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.
Dinner and a Show
Enjoy the show from the comfort of your own home while one of our restaurant partners does the cooking! Help us support our partner businesses and stay safe!
Each evening of entertainment is paired with its own menu, which can be found in the corresponding event's page.
Single Show Ticket
$19Per Show Check Schedule
Single Dinner and Show Ticket
$29-39Per Show Check Schedule
Season Pass (Show Only)
$99Per Season Buy Now!
Season Pass (Dinner & Show)
$249Per Season Buy Now!
Currently (during COVID 19) ALL Twilight Jazz Series concerts will be livestreamed for fans to enjoy the shows from the comfort of their own home. Once Niagara Region venues are again allowed to have socially distanced gatherings, the Twilight Jazz Series series will then be open to an in person audience. Dinner and Show Season Pass holders will have first right of refusal for a seat/table in the venue. Keep an eye on this page for updates.
Twilight Jazz Series Official Restaurant and Catering Partners
Mahtay Cafe and Lounge
Address: 241 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON
Phone: (905) 685-4040
Upcoming 2021 Season Shows
|2021 Season||Theme||Artist||Opening Act|
|Sunday, January 17, 2021||10th Season Launch||Sophia Perlman Duo featuring Adrean Farrugia||Dominique Lalama|
|Sunday, February 14, 2021||Louis Armstrong / New Orleans Trad Jazz Tribute||Dr. Brice Miller NuTrad Jazz Trio||Kate Stevens|
|Sunday, March 7, 2021||Late Night Jazz Songs||Dizzy and Fay||Cynthia Fay|
|Sunday, May 2, 2021||40 Years With Music||Vox Violins||Alex George &
|Sunday, May 30, 2021||Natalie Cole Tribute||Khea Emmanuel Trio||TBA|
|Sunday, June 6, 2021||Bill Evans Tribute||Doug Mundy Duo||TBA|
|Sunday, June 20, 2021||Dream Logic CD Release Hometown Show||Dream Logic featuring Sarah Jerrom||Elizabeth Pereira|
|Sunday, July 4, 2021||Soulful Summer||Jillian Mendez Trio||TBA|
To view the previous season's shows, CLICK HERE