Dear fans, I have posted my take on Silent Night for all of you to download and enjoy
The Oakville Jazz Festival takes place August 5th and 6th. Lot's of great performers all weekend long. I will be performing on the Friday night from 9:00-10:15 at Lakeshore and Allen. Joining me will be percussionist Arun Pal and vocalist ML Hale. Here is the link to the full lineup http://www.oakvillejazz.ca/2011lineup.htm
Had a chance to play at the launch party for the 2011 Oakville Jazz Festival this past week, lots of fun! Check out who is coming to town Aug 3rd-7th...Oliver Jones, Tony Monaco, Julian and Larry Coryell as well as Johnny Winter. Here is a link to their web site for full details. http://www.oakvillejazz.ca/index.html
I recently discovered David Wren is back building guitars. I met David many years ago when he was a partner at the Twelfth Fret Guitar Pro shop. He was kind enough to let me use one of his guitars to record with, before I had a decent acoustic guitar. I eventual wound up up buying a 74' Larivee which ironically was built by David during his years working with Larivee, and along side some of Canada's most gifted luthiers which included Grit Laskin and Linda Manzer. I still have the guitar today and used it to record all the music that you hear here on my site.Here is a link to his website http://wrenguitarworks.com/ please check it out. He is a gifted builder.
On August 6,7 and 8 there will lots of great music on the streets of downtown Oakville and I am very excited to be part of this years festival. On August 6th I will be performing at Lakeshore and Allen at 6:30 and 8:30pm. On August 7th I will be on the Jazz East stage at Lakeshore and Reynolds from 12:00-2:00pm. I will be joined by a number of my music students from Appleby College for this show.The show will include performances from vocalists Alexandra Francis-Gowers, Rachael Kennedy and Fallon Gosselin. Ben Edgecombe, Thomas Akdeniz and James Hantho, a trio of grade 8 graduates will also be taking the stage. The Guitars for Spirit guitar ensemble and the Sr. Jazz ensemble will also be performing and alumni Alex Huggins and Megan O'Kelly will be singing and playing the piano. Saturday night I will be at 3S's Restaurant once again starting at 7:30pm.
There will be lots of great performers all weekend long. Be sure to visit http://www.oakvillejazz.ca/index.htm for more details.
Kinara is now available as a free download to all fans
Wow, what a great night! Packed room full of great energy. Special thanks to Rachel and Fallon for sitting in and singing and playing last night. You both sounded great! See everyone next time Dusty