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 …

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Review: Barbra Lica – Feb. 8, 2016

Glen Silverthorn Concert Series, Jazz Reviews

I was only too happy to accept an invitation from Frank DiFelice, director of the Brantford Downtown Jazz Concert Series, to hear Toronto jazz vocalist Barbra Lica in the Sanderson Centre’s main lobby. Unfortunately, due to a previous commitment, I was only able to catch the second half of her February 8 show but what I was amazed by what …

Jazz singer Alex Pangman

Review: Alex Pangman and Her Alleycats – Dec. 14, 2015

Brian Gall Concert Series, Jazz Artists, Jazz Reviews

Alex Pangman sang from her soul and made it swing. Her spirit was bright as she jumped up and down on stage, leading her Alleycats through a night of music from the 30s, for the latest edition of the Brantford Downtown Jazz Series, Dec. 14 at the Sanderson Centre. Many audience members remarked that they had seen Pangman perform before …

The Canadian Jazz Quartet

Review: The Canadian Jazz Quartet – Nov. 16, 2015

Brian Gall Concert Series, Jazz Artists, Jazz Reviews

After the tragic attacks in Paris, France over the weekend, local jazz fans remembered those whose lives were lost, before a peaceful performance by the Canadian Jazz Quartet, as part of the Brantford Downtown Jazz Series, Monday Nov. 16 at the Sanderson Centre. Sixty seconds of silence was observed prior to the concert and host Frank DiFelice encouraged the audience …

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Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats, Live December 14, 2015

Brantford Jazz Concert Series, Jazz Artists, News

On Monday, Dec 14th the Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats 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. “Her upbeat positive attitude make Pangman a perfect choice as Top Canadian swinger. She brings the songs of early jazz alive. She’s a little …

The Canadian Jazz Quartet

The Canadian Jazz Quartet live on Nov 16th

Brantford Jazz Concert Series, Jazz Artists, News

On Monday, Nov 16th the Canadian Jazz Quartet will be filling the lobby of the Sanderson Centre performing great mainstream Jazz with a swinging an graceful treatment. Founded in 1987, the CJQ is a result of a musical collaboration among four of the best musicians on the Toronto club and studio scene. The CANADIAN JAZZ QUARTET is: DON VICKERY (drums) …