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 …


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 …