Photograph of Canadian musician Kennie Marco.

Kennie Marco Comes Home!

Brantford Jazz Jazz Artists, Jazz Festival

Brantford born Kennie Marco has played in some of the hottest rhythm sections in rhythm and blues and popular music in North America, performing and recording with such notable talents as David Clayton Thomas and Blood Sweat and Tears, and Etta James. Living between Toronto and Los Angeles, he enjoyed the musical highlights of performing on The Tonight Show with …


Matt Dusk Headlines the 9th Brantford International Jazz Festival

Brantford Jazz Events, Jazz Artists, Jazz Festival

Like countless listeners and lovers around the world, Matt Dusk gets lost in the music of Chet Baker. “It’s usually at night when I’m drinking a bottle of wine with my lady,” says the 34‐year-­old Toronto crooner. “Pretty soon, my attention turns to her, and, well, I get lost… in other things. And for me, that’s Chet Baker. It’s the …

Luis Mario Ochoa

The Luis Mario Ochoa Quintet performs on April 18

Brantford Jazz Concert Series, Jazz Artists, News

On Monday, April 16th the The Luis Mario Ochoa Quintet will perform in the lobby of the Sanderson Centre for the performing Arts, as part of the 19th year of the Brantford Downtown Jazz Concert Series. Vocalist, guitarist, composer, arranger and band leader Luis Mario Ochoa was born in Havana, Cuba and his earliest musical influences came from his father, …

Frank Sinatra Jr. appearing at the Brantford International Jazz Festival

Frank Sinatra, Jr. 1944 – 2016

Brantford Jazz Jazz Artists, News

We are very sad to hear of the passing of Frank Sinatra Jr. What a privilege it was to have him as our headliner in 2014 at the Brantford International Jazz Festival. A very gentle spirit and an extraordinary artist. It is an evening that we will always cherish. Our sincere condolences to the Sinatra family at this time. Frank …