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Sunday July 2 until Sunday August 13,  2017  6-8 pm.
BAYVIEW PARK, 106 BAY STREET EAST, THORNBURY N0H 2P0

Picnic Suppers and Refreshments on site.
Bring your lawn chair and join us.

 
Rain location - Call 519-599-3345 after 4pm
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2017 SUNDAY LINEUP

JULY 2 -  THE TORONTO ALL STAR BIG BAND
JULY 9 - WILLIAM SPERANDEI TRIO
JULY 16 - AURA
JULY 23 - JOHNNY MAX BAND
JULY 30 - QUISHA WINT

AUGUST 6 - LANCE ANDERSON
AUGUST 13 - FRASER MELVIN BAND

SUPPORTED BY OUR SPONSORS AND DONATIONS
 
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SPECIAL PICNIC SUPPER - SUNDAY JULY 2nd, 5pm
  • Roast Pork Loin with a pommery mustard crust and maple glaze
  • Smashed Potatoes with sour cream, fresh parsley and butter
  • Apple Baked Beans (vegan, gluten free)
  • Baby Spinach with apples, walnuts and raisins
  • Crisp Romaine with tomatoes, asparagus and red onion
  • Spring mix with beets, craisins, goats cheese and sunflower seeds
  • Baby Kale with berries
  • Sweet and spicy Red Cabbage Slaw
  • Apple Crumble
Advance Booking recommended jeanlewisknight@gmail.com 705 888 6710
Payment can be made with credit cards with a $2 admin fee or in cash at the event

Individual Meals available after 6pm
$5
Pork and potatoes or
Beans and potatoes or
Small salad plate

$10
Pork, potatoes and one salad selection or
Beans, Potatoes and one salad selection or
Large salad plate
 
Also available…… at various prices
Butter Tarts; Cookies; Carrot cake; Apple Crumble

 
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SUNDAY JULY 2
TORONTO ALL STAR BIG BAND

One of the most exciting bands around, the Toronto All Star Big Band consists of 17 young musicians joined by the fabulous voices of the TABB five. The band revives the spirit, style and sound of 1930's and 40's - that golden age of the big bands. Armed with brilliant programming, slick choreography and witty cultural nostalgia, this vibrant cast of awesome young talent has earned its position at the top of the list of presenters throughout Ontario and in the U.S. Theatrical engagements are far-reaching. Recent performances have included the Port Hope Jazz Festival, Port Elgin Big Band Celebration, Beaches International Jazz Festival, Art Park in Lewiston N.Y. and Toronto's famed Palais Royale and Casa Loma.

http://www.torontoallstarbigband.com
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SUNDAY, JULY 9
WILLIAM SPERANDEI TRIO

William Sperandei (trumpeter, pianist) is a Toronto musician, composer, arranger, and producer. William has played with Wynton Marsalis, Charmaine Neville, Ned Gould, Brian Blade, Marcus Roberts, Paul Anka, Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Ron Sexsmith, Lori Cullen, Robi Botos, Nicholas Payton and more.  

As a player, William has appeared on over 100 recordings in the classical, jazz, pop, electronic and film genres and has also arranged music for dozens of artists.  He performs in two classical ensembles – The Niagara Brass, led by former tutor and internationally renowned recitalist James Tinsley, and a classical ensemble headed by Charles Schlueter, principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

William recently performed as the trumpet of Louis Armstrong in the live film score for the biopic “Louis” written by Wynton Marsalis. “Accomplice” is William’s fourth album.  In addition to the Juno-nominated “Stealing Genius,” which he released with Amy McConnell, William released two critically acclaimed solo albums:  “Bobo’s Blues” and “When I Fall In Love.”
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SUNDAY JULY 16
AURA

Aura's incredible voice has been stunning audiences and critics alike for over four decades. As Nat Hentoff said in his book The Grove International Encyclopedia of Jazz, "She is a phenomonel singer!" As well as building a formidable discography, Aura has performed extensively around the world with jazz giants - she toured the US and Japan with Quincy Jones, covered the US and Europe with Duke Ellington, and toured Scandinavia with Thad Jones and Mel Lewis (which culminated in their recording an album together with the Swedish Radio Orchestra). Her appearances include such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Newport Jazz Festival and Village Vanguard. 

She's been declared a national treasure in her native Romania (where she is known by her maiden name Aura Urziceanu) but has been based in Toronto since the early 70s. She continues to tour internationally as well as give master classes throughout Europe  and North America, her voice as well as her passion having grown richer with time. 

"Aura made as dramatic and sensational a Carnegie Hall debut as even the fevered mind of an old time Hollywood script writer could imagine… Dancing across the notes way up on the threshold of the limits of hearing, ending with a high note flourish that brought the packed house to its feet and cheering!" – John S.Wilson - New York Times

Paul Hoffert  - keyboard, was awarded an Order of Canada in 2004 for his contributions to the arts and music and inducted into The Canadian Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame for his work with the jazz-rock fusion band, Lighthouse. Paul cut his piano and vibe "jazz chops" in the Toronto scene in the early 60's before co-founding Lighthouse Rock Band with Skip Prokopf. Paul is presently gigging with Lighthouse and his own trio in Toronto 

AURA AT HUGHES ROOM

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SUNDAY, JULY 23
JOHNNY MAX BAND

Johnny is a soulful singer whose respect, and passion for all types of music is evident. He is also a brilliant entertainer who has audiences thoroughly enjoying each show. Johnny Max has built up a solid reputation as one of those guys who gives 110% and is one of the most action-packed and satisfying entertainers around. Johnny takes to performing like a fish to water, a perpetual motion machine, galvanizing his spicy blend of Stax/Volt, Atlantic, Funk, and Blues into frenzied heights, often propelling himself into the audience’s eager arms.
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SUNDAY, JULY 30
QUISHA WINT

Quisha was born to sing and entertain. She grew up in a Jamaican/Canadian home listening to Reggae, Motown, Gospel, R&B, then entered the jazz program at Humber College in the mid ’90s. From there she embarked upon her dream of performing with well-known musicians, which took her to exciting overseas hotel engagements. Since then, Quisha has sung in many parts of Asia, Europe, North America, and Caribbean.

Quisha Wint is president of QW Productions whose mission is to provide outstanding and professional entertainment in a classy and nostalgic atmosphere, while providing a platform for artists and musicians to showcase their awesome gift in music. She aims to educate both the public and upcoming artists on the importance of “real” music and why it needs to be kept alive, and she presents music that touches our hearts. This mandate fits beautifully with her being the co-founder of a not-for-profit organization called KJ Group, where she wore the hats of producer and director of the musical Dandelions in the Wind, which premiered in Toronto February 2017 and received rave reviews.

As Music and Creative Arts Director at Unionville Alliance Church (2006 - current) Quisha is in charge of all musical and creative aspects of both weekly worship and special events. Quisha’s hard work and dedication to her church is another display of her love for community and her deep level of commitment.

With a bright personality and strong emotive vocal abilities, Quisha is one of Toronto’s most sought-after session vocalists. She also performs regularly at corporate gigs. Currently living in the GTA, Quisha is well established in the tight-knit music industry. She is a phenomenal and expressive vocalist who inspires others to live out their dreams.

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SUNDAY AUGUST 6
LANCE ANDERSON

Lance is a Juno award winning producer (Leahy) and the 2014 Maple 
Blues Award ‘Keyboardist of the Year’. He was trained as a classical 
composer and has both film and TV credits as a writer.

Born and raised in Ottawa, Lance is also an internationally known Hammond organ player, and his organ and drum duo, Anderson & Sloski are set to release their second CD in the spring of 2016. They have performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, The Mont Tremblant Blues Festival, The Southside Shuffle and the Kitchener Blues Festivals amongst many others and have been featured on CBC Radio’s Saturday Night Blues.

Considered one of Canada’s finest record producers, Lance has his own label Make It Real Records which only records live-off-the-floor and captures the drama of a real performance. Blackburn, Fathead, Garth Hudson, The Cameo Blues Band and 2B3 The Toronto Sessions are just some of the artists Lance has produced. In 2015 Lance produced ‘Inside Out’ by Harmonica wizard Roly Plat, and toured his productions of ‘The Last Waltz’, ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ and ‘Soulsville - The Music of Stax’ to sold out theatres all over Ontario.

As musical director and session pianist Lance has worked with Roger Whittaker, Shakura S’Aida, Danny Brooks, Jackie Richardson, John 
Finley, amongst many others. Lance has had an eclectic career, from writing songs with Gordon Pinsent to touring with Mr. Dress-up! From rockin’ boogie piano to jazz and orchestral music and filmscores. His love for the blues and songwriting has never dimmed.
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AUGUST 13
FRASER MELVIN BAND

Led by accomplished frontman Fraser Melvin (Guitar & Vocals), this remarkable 4-piece band performs a mixture of Blues, Roots, and R&B. Formed in 2008, the Fraser Melvin Band rounded out their lineup when Alex Furlott (Bass) and Fraser met Jonathan Hyde (Drums) and Andrew Moljgun (Saxes & Tambourine) in college. This tight group quickly earned its popularity with crowds across Ontario and Quebec with their energetic live performances and musicianship displayed through a diversified repertoire of tunes. From their countryfied covers of Jimi Hendrix, to their funk interpretations of Bob Dylan, to their own soulful originals, the FMB draws on a wide variety of influences throughout their set. The quartet has performed at numerous festivals including the Kitchener Blues Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, and the Norfolk ’N’ Blues Festival. In 2012 they competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. With a lead singer that sounds 30 years his senior, a honkin’ sax man, and a rhythm section that grooves, the exciting and entertaining Fraser Melvin Band will get you out of your seat, shaking a hip, and singing along.