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July 23, 2016

July 23, 2016


PORT DOVER ARENA, 809 St. George Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0

11am - 5:30 All Ages* All minors mst be accompanied by an adult

The Simcoe Composite Jazz Band, Levossa Complex, Odd Company, Fretwork


6pm - 12am 19+ 2pcs Photo ID Required



July 23 11am-12am Port Dover Arena MAIN STAGE: 809 St George St Port Dover

11:15 am Michael Badaway Host and Welcome                                                                                 

11:30 am Simcoe Composite School Jazz Band(SCS)

12:05 pm Levossa Complex /Mohawk College Band

1 pm Michael Badaway                                                                                                                     

1:15 pm Odd Company - students from SCS

1:35 pm Michael Badaway /Sponsor Recognition 

2 pm Michael Badaway Prize Draw draw 

2 pm Michael Introduces Fretwork -from Vancouver 

4 pm A word from the organizer and our Media Sponsor Easy 101

4 pm John Biggs introduces  Felica McMinn


All ages Day show is over and any day passes move to the patio space permitting 


6 pm John Biggs introduces the Eve Event (19+)

6:10 pm David Restivo

7:20 pm Shuffle Demons 

8:30 pm June Garber Quartet with guest Juliann Kuchocki

9:45 pm The Galen Weston Band Featuring David Sanborn

Last call 12 am

All evening seats must be attended by 7 PM to ensure your seat.

Catered roast beef dinner is being served from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. Other varieties of food trucks are available including Mexican/Indian/specialty coffees
Tables include dinner

For faster dinner service at the venue pre-order your dinner online under tickets




July 23rd 12-4 pm at Burning Kiln Winery (BKW): 1709 Front Rd St Williams/Turkey Point

12:20 pm Dave Restivo

2:15 pm June Garber Quartet 

3:30 pm Dave and June CD Signing meet and greet with audience


July 23rd Frisky Beaver Winery: 138 Tisdale Rd Port Dover

2 pm  Levossa Complex /Mohawk College Band 

3:30 pm Michael Badaway and Meet and greet with Levossa Complex 

4:30 pm Shuffle Demons and Shuffle Demons CD Signing /Meet and greet                          



Purchase before July 5th for guaranteed reserved seating.

No guaranteed reserved seating after July 5th

for 25% discount enter code PromoSCJ


South Coast Jazz accepts cash only at the event. Information subject to change.


Attend Both South Coast Jazz and Niagara Jazz Festivals and save 15% off both festivals


This event is proud to announce it has been unanimously voted an event of municipal significance and Norfolk Countys official jazz festival - Thank you Norfolk County!



Guitarist and composer Galen Weston unleashes a lifetime of music on his ambitious debut album, Plugged In. After laying down his guitar for more than a decade, Weston breathes life into 10 original tracks and two covers with fine craftsmanship and intense focus, while showcasing an unwavering dedication to tonal quality and nuance. Fueled by jazz and rock guitarists such as Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Wes Montgomery, Mark Knopfler, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, the record showcases his formidable guitar talents in the company of some of finest cross-genre musicians in Canada. It was produced in Weston’s own Rose Room Recording Studio by Jim Zolis.


“Plugged In represents a two-year journey of writing and recording across a vast musical territory, says Weston. ”It’s a sonic and personal exploration with my Yellow Stratocaster, ES-335 and other instruments. The album is the culmination of many hours spent taming the howling of vintage Big Muffs, cleaning tape heads on old echo machines, and tweaking the tone knobs on classic Marshall and Fender amps in the simple yet enduring search of great tones.”



David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, Dave has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more and more traditional jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school when he was inspired by the great Chicago blues artists near his hometown of St. Louis.


Having contracted polio at the age of three, Dave was introduced to the saxophone as part of his treatment therapy. By the age of 14, he was able to play with legends such as Albert King and Little Milton. Dave went on to study music at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Iowa where he played and studied with the great saxophonist JR Monterose.


Later traveling to California on the advice of a friend, he joined the Butterfield Blues Band and played Woodstock with Paul Butterfield. Following that, Dave toured with Stevie Wonder and recorded for Wonder’s Talking Book album, played with The Rolling Stones, and toured with David Bowie with whom he recorded the famous solo heard on “Young Americans”. At the same time, Dave was touring and recording with the great Gil Evans, dividing his time between the two. After moving to New York City and studying with George Coleman, Dave started his solo career where he later collaborated with such artists as Paul Simon and James Taylor.


Dave’s solo release of Taking Off in 1975—still considered a classic—further solidified his career. His 1979 release of Hideaway became a popular hit and further propelled Dave’s ascent with the single, “Seduction” being featured in the movie, American Gigolo. Veteran bassist and composer Marcus Miller joined Dave on the 1981 album, Voyeur. The single, “All I Need Is You” won Dave his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance. In 1983, Dave released the hit album Backstreet that included Luther Vandross as a featured guest vocalist. Later albums have included guest artists such as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Charlie Hayden, Wallace Roney, Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, and Eric Clapton.


Moving onto television, Dave hosted the show, Night Music from 1988 to 1990. Produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, the show featured films of jazz legends like Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck and Billie Holiday, as well as banter and memorable music jams by a remarkable list of musicians including Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Joe Sample, Pharoah Sanders, and many others. Additionally, Dave has regularly hosted the "After New Year's Eve" TV special on ABC. During the 1980s and 1990s, Dave hosted a syndicated radio program, The Jazz Show with David Sanborn. Dave has also recorded many shows' theme songs as well as several other songs for The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder.


In his three-and-a-half decade career, Dave has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. He continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre, with 2010 tour dates exceeding 150. Considered as a whole, Dave is an artist who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes Straight to The Heart.



The Shuffle Demons first broke onto the Canadian music scene with an electrifying musical fusion that drew in equal measure from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. The band was one of the first indie acts to break out on MuchMusic. This band was genre bending, highly visually entertaining, funny, and best of all, could really PLAY. All their eye catching, crowd pleasing stunts were backed up by incredibly solid musicianship and real ground-breaking playing.

Over the course of their illustrious career The Shuffle Demons have released eight CDs, two hit videos, won several music awards, done numerous tv and radio appearances and toured nationally and internationally including 25 cross Canada tours, 5 US tours, 16 European tours, as well as tours of Mexico, Brazil, India, China, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Aruba and Cuba playing on big festival stages, theatres and clubs.

The band continues the tradition today with a great line-up of players that includes Juno Award winner Richard Underhill -sax & vox, Perry White and Kelly Jefferson - saxes, George Koller - bass and Stich Wynston -drums. Expect the same exciting, no holds barred performances that feature wild romps in the crowd, free jazz moments, danceable funk, poetry, killer solos and more. We are a crowd pleasing, full on musical group that backs up our stage antics with some phenomenal playing by some of Canada's most talented musicians. We play a mix of funk jazz, hard bop jazz and jazz rap, wear spectacular hand painted suits and love to parade through the audience, a perfect festival, theatre or club act.



From the early age of four June Garber dreamed of a life on the stage, but her parents had conflicting ideas. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, it wasn’t until she came to Canada in 1975 that she was able to pursue her career as a singer and an actor. As an actor, June performed in theatres across Canada, and her stagecraft is still evident in her singing performances today.


Watching June sing, you feel as if she is singing directly to you. Her sheer joy at being on stage envelopes you, pulls you close and encircles you with her warmth! Every song that she chooses to sing connects to a base truth within – so there is never any artifice. Her voice reflects each emotional shift that the writer intended.

June has toured and performed as a singer in major centres in Canada and the United States and also in Cuba, the Caribbean, Mexico, South Africa & Australia. She has performed at jazz festivals throughout North America and with big bands in Toronto and Sarasota, Florida.


June’s new album This I Know weaves a tapestry of her life’s experiences so far.  Tracks reflect a range of emotions – love, joy, pain, sadness – presented in some wonderful jazz songs that are not often recorded. This I Know also includes tracks that pay musical homage to her South African roots, reflecting both its beauty and its troubled past. June’s previous albums Smile and Here’s to You were both very successful and received extensive airplay in Canada and around the world.



David Restivo is an award-winning pianist and composer. Born in Lansing, Michigan, molded by the mountains and coasts of New England, and based primarily in Toronto, Canada since 1982, he has been a sought-after and influential figure in Canada’s jazz community since the late 1980s.


Well-known for his work with Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan, David has performed and recorded with such renowned artists as Dave Holland, Curtis Fuller, Mel Tormé, Kenny Wheeler, Jon Hendricks, and David Clayton-Thomas. A dedicated music educator for over 20 years, he currently serves on the music faculty at the University of Toronto. His own teachers have included Muhal Richard Abrams, Jim McNeely, and Kenny Werner.


Immersed in the arts from birth, a chance discovery of a Dizzy Gillespie recording at an early age led him to eventually focus on jazz and improvised music, though he derives inspiration from a wide range of musical and non-musical sources, including John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell, Genesis, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Gustav Mahler, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marc Chagall, and J.S. Bach.


“…simply one of the most exceptional jazz pianists of his generation that Canada can boast of…” (Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal)



John officially started hosting morning radio shows in Halifax in 1985, but he will admit to you that he first caught the “bug” for morning radio while providing character voices for a morning show in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in his formative years as a radio announcer two years prior to moving back to his birth city in Nova Scotia. John was hosting the all-night show, but he’d stick around to work with the station’s morning show host until 9am! (Can you say “sleep-deprived”?)


Since then, John has stared with some disdain at alarm clocks in both Hamilton and London as well – at a time of day that appears to most “normal” people as the middle of the night. But, hey – SOMEbody has to get up early and wake the rooster, right?


John is thrilled to join the team at Easy 101, and he loved his time sitting in with Rick Malo, while Rick was performing his last few “Malo in the Morning” shows before riding off into the radio sunset and toward the golf-filled world of retirement. (Rick may regret giving John his cell phone number, though. John can be seen texting at all hours of the day.)

John’s also a voice artist, so if his voice sounds familiar, it could be that you’ve heard some of his frequent radio and television work on both regional or national commercial campaigns.


In his 30-plus years of media experience, John has also been an assistant brand director, a music director, a digital content manager for station websites, as well as an occasional television host and presenter. (He also brags about having worked with Cathy Wegner before.)


Before radio became his career path, John was a professional bassist and backing vocalist with a successful Halifax-based touring and recording act, and his musical performance experience gives him a unique perspective on life as a performer, as well as a musician's view and understanding of the challenges entertainers and artists face.


He enjoys interviewing “working musicians” about their lives in the music industry… although the word “interview” might be a bit misleading. They really boil down to just friendly conversations on a variety of fun topics.


John’s favourite topic - and his favourite people - are his twin children, Liam and Morgan, (yep, one of each) and you will no doubt get to know them through John’s eyes.

Join John Biggs for Breakfast between 5am and 10am on the Heartbeat of Southwestern Ontario, Easy 101.



Michael Badaway is originally from Toronto Canada. Growing up Michael was always interested in music and the arts, and has chosen to follow his passion through a career in Radio broadcasting.  After a brief period as a reporter Michael became the Afternoon Drive Announcer at CHCD FM is currently the host of myFM in the afternoon across Ontario. Michael is actively involved with the local community; he was the host of the Terry Fox Run from 2008-2014, has rowed for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, is the MC of the local MS Walk and sits on the board of directors of the United Way.

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