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    The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival

    Dates: February 16th-18th, 2018
    Various Venues: Niagara Region

    The inaugural Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival will take over the Niagara Region, February 16th - 18th with celebrated jazz artists!

    The world's first and only jazz festival bearing the name of Canada's greatest jazz artist will honour and celebrate Oscar Peterson's legacy of excellence.  Generating a diverse and vibrant repertoire, the festival will showcase Canadian artists alongside international artists.

    Tickets and packages are on sale now for the festival's line-up:

    Friday, February 16th:

    International All-Star "Jazz at the Philharmonic'

    Venue: FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines

    Opening Night features: Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Green, Michael Dease, Benny Green, Christian McBride and Kenny Washington

    Saturday, February 17th:

    Celebrating Norman Granz and Jazz at the Philharmonic

    Venue: St. Mark's Anglican Church, NOTL

    Screenings Saturday afternoon include the two documentaries produced by Granz: Jammin' The Blues and Improvisation, and a Jazz at the Philharmonic concert film.  Moderating the afternoon will be jazz archivist and Granz biographer, Tad Hershorn, and Jacques Muyal, long time associate of Granz.

    Saturday, February 17th:

    Inaugural Gala Evening: Double Portrait

    Venue: Stratus Vineyards, NOTL

    This Gala affair features the piano duo of the Festival's Artistic Director Renee Rosnes, and pianist Bill Charlap.

    Sunday, February 18th:

    Canadian Jazz Lions & Canadian Jazz Master Awards

    Venue: Stratus Vineyards, NOTL

    Concluding the Festival, the grand finale features Canadian artists: Carol Welsman, Kevin Turcotte, Mike Murley, Robi Botos, Dave Young and Jim Doxas in another Jazz at the Philharmonic-style concert.  Including the premiere presentation of the newly created Canadian Jazz Master Awards!

    The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, for tickets and to learn more, visit opjazzfest.org

    Thank you to all of you who contributed during our Early Spring Campaign.

    You are the reason we are able to return to our award-winning programming.


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