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 …


Gino Vannelli Headlines the 8th Annual Brantford International Jazz Festival

Brantford Jazz Jazz Festival, News

We’re pleased to announce Canadian superstar and multi platinum and gold record award winner Gino Vannelli as the headliner for the 8th Annual Brantford International Jazz Festival. Since his debut release of Crazy Life, in 1973, Gino Vannelli has remained one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. Born in Montreal in the summer of 1952, Vannelli grew up …