A perfect pairing... Dixieland Jazz aboard an authentic Mississippi-style sternwheeler. The Niagara Belle sails the scenic Lower Niagara River downstream from the powerful Niagara Falls, and follows the magnificent Niagara River from the opening of the Niagara Gorge to the waters of Lake Ontario. Dr. Jazz and the Jazzbugs will entertain your senses and take you back in time with hot jazz and ragtime.
This Thursday July 6th experience a night of truly unique jazz at Niagara’s Stratus Vineyards. This is a chance to appreciate one of the 20th century’s most original jazz instruments – the vibraphone. But it will also be a night of jazz royalty, with Randy Stirtzinger on vibes, John Sherwood on piano, and Graham Lear on drums. This is Niagara royalty at a premium, perfectly paired by TD Niagara Jazz Festival’s Executive Director Juliet Dunn with Stratus Vineyards for an outstanding experience on all levels.
Considered one of the world’s most exciting saxophonists, Pat LaBarbera comes to the TD Niagara Jazz Festival in 2017 with one huge fan club. This Juno award-winning musician is regarded as jazz royalty and will be the featured performer at SAX IN THE VINEYARD at Henry of Pelham Winery, Thursday June 8th at 7pm. But if you want to get close up and intimate with this astonishing musician, join him at the Niagara Artist Centre this Friday, June 9th, at 1pm. LaBarbera will be hosting a ‘ Jazz Improvisation Clinic’ from 1pm to 3pm. at the NAC studio, 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, where participants can enjoy playing, talking, or simply listening.
The Gail D. Trio with Gail D. Vocals, Doug Mundy on the Steinway piano and Adrian Juras on the stand up bass will be performing at the Niagara Jazz Festival in Niagara on the Lake (Simcoe Park) this Saturday starting at 11:00 am, admission is open to the public. We would absolutely love to see you there! John Sherwood Trio, Khea Emmanuel Quintet, Niagara String Band and more to follow throughout the day! It's going to be hot, hot, hot, lots of sunshine forecast, so head out!
The TD Niagara Jazz Festival celebrates music, life and art. Join us in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the surrounding Niagara Region for an incredible festival annually the final weekend in July. #livelovejazz