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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 …