Our 9th Festival – on the Next Generation Stage

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Duo Feely

Saturday Sept. 17 2016 • 12:00 PM

The father and daughter duo of Patrick and Emilee Feely has been performing together as Duo Feely for the past 8 years. They have performed across Canada in Vancouver, Banff, Brantford, Montreal and Halifax, and are equally at home in both classical and jazz genres. The duo performs as a piano-guitar, and flute-guitar duo.

Ms. Feely graduated from the Young Artist Performance Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2010, and from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, in 2014. Her principal teachers have been Virginia Blaha, Andrew Markow and Madori Koga (piano), and David Gerry (flute). An active performer, Ms. Feely made her debut performance in 2004 at the Sanderson Center for the Performing Arts as guest soloist with the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro David Bowser. Emilee is currently the music administrator for Mohawk College Music department in Hamilton.

Guitarist Patrick Feely has performed concerti with the McMaster University Orchestra, the Grand River Players and the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, as well as solo appearances at the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival, the Visiting Artists Series at McMaster University, and the Friends of Guitar Festival in Brantford.

Alyssa Giammaria Trio

Saturday Sept. 17 2016 • 1:45 PM

Born and raised in Hamilton Ontario, Alyssa Giammaria has been singing and playing piano from a very young age. She grew up in the theatre performing in musicals and began classical voice training at the age of 12. She now studies Jazz at Mohawk’s Music Program. Her trio features Devon Savas on bass and Levi Kertesz on drums, both of whom also study at Mohawk.

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Devon Savas Trio

Saturday Sept 17 2016 • 4:30 PM

Hamilton native Devon Savas is an active musician in the GTA region. Growing up in a household containing diverse musicality would steer him towards an instrumental path from the very start. Currently, he is completing his final year of Applied Music studies as a bass major at Mohawk College.

Devon works as a freelance musician for a variety of jazz performers; recently, he showcased his efforts to 3 separate features on 91.1 Jazz FM’s Jazzology program. He frequently collaborates with fellow students of the Mohawk Applied Music program, acts as a permanent bassist for a handful of renowned local projects [Levossa Complex, Grey\\Water, Brain Train, Michael Morabito Trio], and continues to write arrangements/original compositions on a regular basis.

Through a repertoire that extends from the greats (Scott LaFaro, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny) to more contemporary groups (Adrean Farrugia’s Ricochet, Radiohead, ART the Band), this Savas-led trio offers up nothing short of an exciting, enticing experience. Featuring the talents of guitar extraordinaire Jonathan Malström and drum aficionado William Fachin, this is a combo you certainly cannot miss!

Michael Morabito Quartet

Sunday Sept 18 2016 • 12:15 PM

Michael Morabito is a young saxophone player based out of the Greater Hamilton Area and the Niagara region. He first picked up the saxophone in high school and hasn’t been able to put it down since. During high school he started playing jazz gigs professionally. He is now entering his third year Mohawk College Applied Music program, where he has been on the honour role every semester and has been given many awards for his work. Michael studies privately under the great Kelly Jefferson and Adrean Farrugia. He can play with assorted jazz ensembles, Zach Preston and Estilo Cohiba, Grey \\ Water, and has been seen sitting in with LMT Connection. With these groups Michael has been fortunate enough to play the Brantford International Jazz Festival, the Niagara Jazz Fest and the Oakville International Jazz Festival as well as other festivals and events all across Southern Ontario.

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Alexander Tomowich

Sunday Sept 18 2016 • 2:15 PM

Alex Tomowich is a passionate, up-and-coming jazz pianist who’s been playing since 2004. He is currently in his graduating year at Mohawk College as an honorary student where he studies Jazz from some of the best musicians in Canada, such as Adrean Farrugia, Robert Fekete, Pat Collins, Darcy Hepner, Bob Shields, and Kevin Dempsey. In addition to teaching piano since 2013, he has performed in places such as the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, the 2015 Brantford International Jazz Festival, and has been a member of the Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band.

The Alex Tomowich Quartet is a jazz quartet based out of the city of Hamilton and is made up of some of the finest and most passionate musicians in the area. The band includes Alex Tomowich (piano), Jesse Martel (Guitar), Devin Patten (Bass), and Jonathan Pascoal (Drums).

David Brideau Quartet

Sunday Sept 18 2016 • 4:15 PM

The David Brideau Quartet was formed in Hamilton during the tenure of its members at Mohawk College. The quartet plays a variety of jazz standards as well as many originals that have been praised by teachers and fellow musicians. The band has played in a variety of clubs and cafes in Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area and has just released an original jazz album in the fall of 2016.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts

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