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Twilight Jazz Series: Bright Lunch Trio

Sunday, May 01 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Presented by DPLU Music, Mahtay Café and Lounge, JADE and the TD Niagara Jazz Festival, the Twilight Jazz Series is a monthly jazz series held in St. Catharines, Niagara Region, Ontario. This month's jazz ensemble is: The BRIGHT LUNCH TRIO featuring Whitney Ross-Barris on Vocals Nathan Hiltz on Guitar Rob Mcbride on Bass WHITNEY ROSS-BARRIS is a prairie-born jazz singer and actor who has performed on stages around the world, from the top of Queen's Park to the bottom of the Wieliczka salt mine in Poland. Recently, Whitney released "Everybody's Here," a jazz album featuring a number of not-so-standard standards, originals and even a few long-lost compositions by her late grandfather, writer-broadcaster, Alex Barris. Whitney lives in Toronto, where she gigs, writes and chases her two adorable young hellions. NATHAN HILTZ (B.Mus, M.Mus) is a Juno winning jazz guitarist who was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Based in Toronto since 1999, he attended Humber College and The University of Toronto. He studied jazz guitar with Reg Schwager, Jim Hall, Adam Rogers and many others. Over the course of his professional career he has played on over 25 albums and toured extensively across Canada. Nathan is a mentor to many aspiring guitarists from his home teaching studio and as a part time faculty member at Humber College. Nathan has also been featured in the TD Niagara Jazz Festival with his 'Griffith Hiltz Trio' ROB MCBRIDE has been active as a jazz bassist in the Toronto jazz scene for the last fifteen years, playing at the city's top clubs as well as venues in and around the Greater Toronto Area. His interest in jazz started in secondary school at the St. Catharines Collegiate where he played in both the big band and jazz combo. Rob continued his training at the Humber College Jazz Program, where he studied with Canadian legend Don Thompson. Rob has played with Pat LaBarbara, Reg Schwager, Don Thompson,The Niagara Symphony, John Sherwood, Sarah Jerrom, Carissa Neufeld, and Richard Whiteman amongst many others. Rob performs reglularly in the Twilight Jazz Series and has also been featured in the TD NIagara Jazz Festival. OPENING ACT at 6pm - TBC Whitney Ross-Barris at 6:30pm For $10 advance tickets: Tickets at the door: $15 regular price / $5 for students / $8 for musicians Full line up here:
Location: Mahtay Cafe & Lounge 241 St. Paul Street St. Catharines
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