[intro]The Canadian Jazz Quartet perform SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm on the Bell Main Stage. This is a free concert.[/intro]

The Canadian Jazz Quartet are:

  • Founder and leader Gary Benson Guitar
  • Frank Wright Vibraphone
  • Don Vickery Drums
  • Duncan Hopkins Bass

The Canadian Jazz Quartet plays mainstream jazz with a swinging and graceful treatment of standards and original material.

Well known in the Toronto jazz scene, in the clubs, festivals and on the concert stage the CJQ has produced a high standard of excellence in jazz for more than a decade.

Visit the Canadian Jazz Quartet web site.


Peter Appleyard

1928 – 2013

As one of Canada’s most celebrated jazz musicians and an Officer of the Order of Canada, Peter Appleyard was a true Canadian treasure.

In close to 70 years in music, he impacted and influenced the jazz community in immeasurable ways, releasing over 20 albums and lending his talents to counless others. He played with some of the best jazz bands in history as a member of Benny Goodman’s Jazz Sextet and shared stages with Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis and Oscar Peterson to name a few.

In 2012, Peter came out of retirement releasing two albums; The Lost 1974 Sessions, recorded in Toronto in 1974 with the Jazz Giants — Hank Jones, Slam Stewart, Mel Lewis, Zoot Sims, Bobby Hackett and Urbie Green — and a new studio album of jazz standards called Sophisticated Ladies.

Recorded in Toronto with producer Anthony Montano, the album features the greatest female jazz singers in the country, including Jill Barber, Sophie Milman, Carol McCartney, Carol Welsman, Emilie–Claire Barlow, Molly Johnson, Diana Panton, Elizabeth Shepherd and Jackie Richardson. It is at once a celebration of a beloved jazz figure and a collection of jazz music’s greatest songs performed by Canada’s greatest vocalists.

Peter was a fixture on the Canadian and Word Jazz scenes and appearred at the Brantford International Jazz Festival in 2009 and 2011.

Visit peterappleyardvibes.com

Don’t Miss our 2013 headliners!
Manhattan Transfer perform September 14, 2013 at the

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, Brantford, ON

Tickets $60.00 VIP / $50.00

1-800-265-0710 or 519-758-8090 or online here