One of the most exciting bands around, the Toronto All-Star Big Band revives the spirit style and sound of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s – that golden age of the big bands. Armed with brilliant programming, choreography and engaging cultural nostalgia, this vibrant cast of awesome young talent has earned its position at the top of list of presenters throughout Ontario and in the USA.
Tickets from $45 + HST – Ravine Estates Winery
Toronto All-Star Big Band
youth jazz band
At the heart of the musical matter, the TABB provides one of the most intense and stimulating youth music programs in Canada. Behind their extraordinary entertainment, they engage cream of the crop young musicians from across the GTA in a rigorous regime of rehearsals, workshops and fantastic skill-building performance experiences with such international stars as Clark Terry, Doc Severinsen, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, Eddie Daniels and Larry Elgart. The band has also worked with wonderfully talented Canadians…Peter Appleyard, Oliver Jones, Ranee Lee, Tommy Ambrose, Phil Nimmons and the great Jackie Richardson. In June 2009 TABB had the great pleasure of performing with Legend Benny Golson. His gifts of music will “no soon be forgotten”. All of these wonderful performers are a part of TABB’s legend series and have graciously shared their talents with these young musicians.
Theatrical engagements are far reaching and recent gigs have included the Glenn Miller Festival in Clarinda Iowa, the Villages and the Snowbird Extravaganza in Florida, the Muskoka Lakes Music Festival, Beaches International Jazz Festival, Art Park in Lewiston N.Y. and Toronto’s famed Palais Royale, Casa Loma and the Old Mill.
The band has enjoyed workshops with band leader Howard Cable, trombonist Al Kay, saxophonists Alex Dean, John Dankworth and Benny Golson, trumpeters Clark Terry and John McLeod.
Join us in the park for another free noontime concert. Bring a picnic and a lawn chair and enjoy!
Tap your toes to a selection of Broadway, Disney, Big Band and Concert Band classics.
Niagara Falls Concert Band
The Niagara Falls Concert Band performs a varied repertoire of music including marches, show tunes, big band, rock, classical, broadway, Disney & pop tunes. We are a community concert band made up of musicians of all ages and backgrounds from the Niagara region attracting musicians from Niagara Falls, New York. The level of musicianship ranges from intermediate to advanced, to semi-professional and professional musicians all working together to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere to perform music. We perform at seniors residences, civic events, parks and festivals. This year we will be announcing the beginning of our own self sponsored annual concert series. Stay tuned for more information and updates on dates and venues!
Our Opening Nights are always an event to remember.
Canada’s finest brass ensemble presents an evening of light classics, jazz and old-time favourites. The HSSB is Toronto’s award-winning professional brass band and Resident Company of Toronto’s St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
“…one of the leading lights in North American banding as well as the Canadian scene in general”
Tickets from $50 + HST – Pre-concert reception 6:30 PM + $15 – NOTL Community Centre
Hannaford Street Silver Band
The Hannaford Street Silver band is Toronto’s award winning professional brass band and resident company of the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts. The HSSB was formed in 1983 by a group of professional musicians with a love of the brass band repertoire and ensemble playing. Since then the band has been reinvigorating the brass band tradition to critical and popular acclaim. Its mission is to honour the traditions of this art form and at the same time place it in a contemporary context with a unique Canadian point of view, The HSSB has redefined what a brass band is capable of doing by facilitating innovative creative projects and collaboration with the very best of Canada’s diverse cultures and outstanding artists.
One of the oldest concert bands in Canada, they have performed a regular summer concert series since 1851. With nearly 50 members from across Niagara, this band is a full ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion.