Photo of Al Jarreau 1940-2017

Al Jarreau 1940-2017

Brantford Jazz Jazz Artists, Jazz Festival

We are very sad to hear of the passing of jazz icon Al Jarreau. What a privilege it was to have him as our headliner in 2011 at the Brantford International Jazz Festival. Al Jarreau’s vocal style was unique and his performance here will always be remembered. A true artist and gentleman. Our sincere condolences to the Jarreau family at …

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 …

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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 …