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Sunday July 3 until Sunday August 14,  2016  6-8 pm.
BAYVIEW PARK, 106 BAY STREET EAST, THORNBURY N0H 2P0

Refreshments available. Bring your lawn chair and join us.
 
Rain location - Call 519-599-3345 after 4pm
 

 
START TIME - SUNDAY AT  6:00PM

JULY 3 - THE GROOVE PROJECT
JULY 10 - GEORGIAN SOUND BIG BAND
JULY 17 - Introducing SEBASTIAN ELLIS
JULY 24 - LANCE ANDERSON
JULY 31 - BARBRA LICA

AUGUST 7 - JOHNNY MAX BAND 
AUGUST 14 - SHAWN MEI BAND

SUPPORTED BY OUR SPONSORS AND DONATIONS
 
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Sunday, July 3rd - 6:00 pm

THE GROOVE PROJECT
The Groove Project is a dynamic, entertaining collective with a big soulful sound. Their bluesy, engaging music just makes you want to jump up and move. Individually these artists have appeared or performed with a who’s who of soul, blues, R&B, and jazz including James Cotton, Wilson Pickett, Dutch Mason, Matt Minglewood, Lighthouse, Motherload, DR Music, Dianne Heatherington, Dinah Christie, Jennette Brantley, Joey Hollingsworth, The Majestics featuring Shawne & Jay Jackson, Tony Flaim, Gary U.S. Bonds, Curley Bridges and many others.
 
Wayne Buttery
has been entertaining audiences for more than four decades. In the early 1970's Wayne was one of the founding members of the well known Toronto based nostalgia show band, "Bananas". Later in the mid 1980's he went on to perform with "Middle Aged Crazy's" and in 1989 founded "The Bluenotes". In 1993 Wayne and his family moved to Central Ontario's Orr Lake community near the town of Elmvale where he often performs in local venues and resorts. In March of 1998 he formed "Wayne Buttery & The Groove Project" and has never looked back.
 
Charlie Hinkel: Every well-built structure begins with a strong and solid foundation. This is certainly the case when it comes to Charlie's unique and funky style of playing bass. His clear, natural lead vocals and song writing skills make for a winning musical combination.
 
Gabor Szepesi began performing professionally during the fertile 1960s music scene in Toronto, gaining experience through the 70s with local acts such as Justin Page, Grant Smith & the Power, Lenny Solomon, Sweet Blindness and many others. Gabor is comfortable in a variety of musical styles however; his first love is what used to be known as, the Toronto Sound. Back in the day this was a combination of rhythm & blues, jazz, rock and blues.
 
Dennis King: At the core of the band's foundation you will find Dennis King. A.K.A. The Shuffle King. Dennis's Chicago Shuffle is reminiscent of a fast moving freight train. Along with his obvious talent as a drummer Dennis brings both lead and harmony vocals to the table.
 
Simon Wallis’s baritone sax carries the bottom end of the horn section, perhaps the most distinctive part of the Lighthouse sound.  A regular on the Toronto music scene, he has also toured with a range of stars from Mel Torme to The Temptations and was a featured band member on Canadian Idol.
 
Steve Kennedy’s soulful sound on tenor sax has made him a legendary writer and soloist in such groups as Motherlode, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and Dr. Music. He first performed with Lighthouse in 1982 at the One Fine Weekend Ontario Place reunion. An award-winning songwriter, he is best known for the hit When I Die.
 
Chris Howells: His lyrical trumpet lines and soaring high notes add a graceful dimension to the Groove Project’s sound.  He is a popular studio musician and accomplished teacher.
 
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Sunday, July 10th - 6:00 pm

GEORGIAN SOUND BIG BAND
Drawing talent from the southern Georgian Bay region, the Georgian Sound Big Band has 18 enthusiastic musicians whose performances honour band founder, Bob Cringan.Georgian Sound presents a wide variety of ballroom and swing music and the band's repertoire includes favourites from both past and recent decades that delight dancers at public and private parties, concerts in the parks and festivals. 
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Sunday, July 17th - 6:00 pm

Introducing SEBASTIAN ELLIS

Singer, Songwriter and Pianist Sebastian Ellis was influenced in his style from a mixture of music genres of Pop, Rock & Roll, Ragtime and Blues. Sebastian has a natural flare for creating great melodies and performances and a presence on stage that has been described as both courageous and mesmerising. At just 17 years old with a commanding height he has the maturity and looks of a 20 year old with an emphasis on style and fashion to suit his style of music. Although Sebastian performs from a vast repertoire of ‘covers’ he is targeting the release of a full album of his own songs in early 2016 demonstrating the wide diversity of his music. Please browse Sebastian’s web site www.sebastianellis.com to see the 4 video’s released since October 2015. He has completed and mixed 5 more original songs that will be released shortly.
 
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Sunday, July 24th - 6:00 pm

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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Sunday, July 31st - 6:00 pm

BARBRA LICA
Barbra Lica was born in Toronto. She grew up in a musical family, and discovered jazz at the age of six. She studied at the University of Toronto, receiving a Bachelor of Music along with a major in Human Biology.

In 2012, she released her debut album That's What I Do. It was released with a live-to-air concert broadcast on JAZZ.FM91. The album opened at #1 on iTunes Canada's jazz chart, and was released the following year in Japan by Universal Records.  The track featuring Lica, "You're Gonna Miss Me," was played on JAZZ.FM91, marking the first time Lica was on the radio.

In November 2013, Barbra competed in and placed first runner-up in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Voice Competition in New Jersey. Judges for the competition included Al Jarreau, Gretchen Parlato, and Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer.

Her second full-length album, Kissing You, was first performed in public in December 2014 at Koerner Hall, and was officially released in January 2015. Lica has performed at numerous venues, including at the Rogers Cup (2010) and Honda Indy (2014), with Bob Dorough at Toronto's Jazz Bistro (2013), at JAZZ.FM91's annual Jazz Lives concert among jazz greats Pat Metheny, Terence Blanchard, and Bill Charlap (2013), as well as a featured performance with Sylvia Tyson and Serena Ryder on CBC's 75th Anniversary Special with host Michael Enright.

Barbra has been called one of Canada's Top 5 Female Jazz Singers by CBC Radio 2 host Tim Tamashiro (Tonic). She has also been described as one of Toronto's top 5 up-and-coming jazz artists by blogTO.



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Sunday, August 7th - 6:00 pm

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, August 14th - 6:00 pm

SHAWN MEI BAND