1 PM start
Le Trio Parisien featuring Juliet Dunn
Alex Pangman Band
Bring your own chair and enjoy the music & Free family programming.
Rain or Shine event - alternative venue will be the Sanderson Ctr Lobby.
Le Trio Parisiean ft. Juliet Dunn
Juliet Dunn’s vast career thus far includes jazz vocalist, recording artist, radio host, actress, producer, booking agent, emcee, public speaker and much more.
Juliet lived, worked and performed in Paris, France for 13 years, came to Niagara to perform at the renowned Shaw Festival Theatre, hosted her own radio show on Jazz.FM 91 for 3 years, and now spends her time between performing and producing various events.
Juliet co-created the Twilight Jazz Series with her late husband Peter Shea and in 2014 the duo started up the TD Niagara Jazz Festival. She continues to head the festival in its 10th year, in the Niagara Region.
As Juliet lived for many years in Paris she has a deep connection with the French culture and this comes through as she vocalizes to the French classics with her French band: ‘Le Trio Parisien’.
Juliet and her band will transport you to the smokey jazz cafés of Paris with songs you’re sure to recognize: Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy songs performed in both French and English as Juliet takes you on a trip to the original ‘City of Love’.
Although JUNO nominated singer Alex Pangman grew up a couple of generations late to have sung with Benny Goodman, the vibrant vocalist is proudly known as Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing. With pipes aplenty, she possesses the requisite taste, talent and knowledge of an avid record collector to breathe new life into classic-jazz era music. A superb song stylist with compositional chops, she built a loyal fanbase amongst jazz listeners and dancers through her acclaimed work with her stacked Alleycats, and Sweet Hots trio, including JUNO winning cornetist John Macleod, Peter Hill (piano), Glenn Anderson (drums), Chris Banks (double bass), Drew Jurecka (strings) + more.
Her love of jazz began in her teens when she discovered Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden and The Boswell Sisters. She has recorded with Bucky Pizzzarelli, Jeff Healey & opened for Willie Nelson at Massey Hall. Two of her albums were recorded in New Orleans, and as well as performing at South Coast Jazz in 2016, she’s performed in the USA & UK, plus all the major jazz festivals in Canada. Additionally, Alex hosts Swing Set on JAZZFM.91.
Jazz FM 91.1 - Interview with Alex Pangman
Gail Obediah is Mohawk - Ojibway ancestry residing at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She was born and raised in the city of Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Gail is a singer/songwriter, with a unique music mix, one might call RezJazz. Her songs blend acoustic jazz / blues / folk genres mingled amongst traditional / contemporary drum songs. Gail is also involved in a traditional womens group, Kontirennonoron, as well as working on, and performing her own music.
Gail’s music blend is what makes her sound unique, as she performs using guitar, hand drum, and, or rattle, while introducing Mohawk language into some of the songs. She strives to awaken ones blood memory of ancestral music, using roots based instruments, bringing a unique music experience, medicine to the soul, and a reconnection to one’s roots. This was the reason behind the first EP released titled – Roots. Following Roots, Gail worked for several years on the creation of Let the Eagle Fly. The title song was written in response to the National Apology. It was recognized by the Assembly of First Nations, which brought her to the First Annual National day of Reconciliation in Ottawa on June 11, 2009. She opened up the Ceremonies with Let the Eagle Fly.
Gail has opened up several events with her Hand Drum, and traditional songs.
Bring your own chair and enjoy the music & Free family programming
1 PM start