Niagara Jazz Festival: Celebrating Moe Koffman
The TD Niagara Jazz Festival presents
LIVE LEARN JAZZ: A Canadiana Suite Part Five:
CELEBRATING MOE KOFFMAN Featuring BILL MCBRINE and BERNIE SENESKY
A Canada 150 Celebration
MEGALOMANIAC WINERY – 3930 Cherry Avenue, Vineland, ON – 2PM
The late great Moe Koffman is undeniably one of our greatest national treasures. His Canadian and U.S. success in 1958 of his recording of “Swinging Shepherd Blues”; established his name internationally as a flautist and helped to popularize the instrument in jazz. In the mid-1960s he made more than six appearances as a soloist on NBC Television’s ‘Tonight Show With Johnny Carson’. He played, toured, and recorded with a lengthy list of jazz stars that included Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, and Doc Severinsen, and in hundreds of television and recording studio bands. Moe Koffman was one of Canada’s true jazz icons, and in recognition of that, was awarded the prestigious Order of Canada in 1992 honouring his outstanding talent and dedicated service to the arts.
Come and experience one of the finest jazz flautists in the world, Canada’s very own Bill McBirnie and legendary Canadian Jazz Pianist Bernie Senensky, original band member of the Moe Kauffman Quartet and Quintet! Enjoy this one of a kind tribute performance to the late great Moe Kauffman at the prestigious Megalomaniac Winery with one of the most stunning panoramic views of the entire Niagara region.
Flutes take flight at Megalomaniac!
LIVE – the experience
LEARN – the history
JAZZ – the music
The TD Niagara Jazz Festival is a new and exciting jazz festival dedicated to celebrating the art form of jazz in the Niagara Region. The festival inspires, educates and develops future jazz audiences for generations to come while combining live jazz with a Niagara experience – food, wine, culture and natural wonders.
Tickets: $37 + HST
Early Bird: $27 + HST
Season’s Pass (Includes Festival Weekend events): $349 + HST
ALL TD Niagara Jazz Festival events are fully accessible as well as family friendly – appropriate for jazz lovers of all ages!
***All artists and venues subject to change. ***
* Supported in part by the Ontario 150 Fund (Province of Ontario) and the City of St. Catharines. *
For more info and tickets visit: niagarajazzfestival.com
Date & Time:
July 30, 2017 2:00 pm
Megalomaniac Winery, 3930 Cherry Avenue, Vineland