Jazz & Blues at The Station 2017
At the inaugural Jazz & Blues concert July 4th, 2007 the Fig Leaf Jazz Band entertained an audience of 65 fans. WOW!
Last summer the 2016 concert series averaged over 400 fans an evening. The fabulous growth of this signature Collingwood Summer event is based on a great mix of accessible first class music that transcends genres.
Modern day music grew from the roots of Blues, Jazz, Country and Gospel and those roots show up every Wednesday evening at the Museum/Station during the Collingwood summer.
Great music and superb sound production in an intimate park-like setting makes for a memorable evening. Excellent food and beverages raise the enjoyment level another few notches and with a beautiful sunset over Georgian Bay, it is certainly a wonderful experience.
The series is presented by the Collingwood Jazz & Blues Society, produced by JBG Productions and supported by a group of generous local sponsors, RBC Dominion Securities, Balmoral Village, SideLaunch Breweries, The Town of Collingwood, Collingwood Web Design, our Patrons and people like you.
No admission charge but donations are encouraged and the hat is passed at intermission.
Every Wednesday June 28-August 23 6 pm to 8 pm
(Bring your Lawnchair)
45 St Paul St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 3P1
In the event of threatening bad weather,
relocation of concert announcement will be made at 2pm
Bad weather venue will be:
SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR
Samantha Martin is an artist of extraordinary power and deep-seated emotion.
While Martin is a powerhouse unto herself, Delta Sugar is not the work of a single talent. In combination with her “co-vocalists”, Sherie Marshall and Stacy Tabb, (as opposed to backup vocalists), this outstanding creation of music draws on black gospel and southern soul with a hint of roots country. The vocal blend Samantha and Delta Sugar produces is pure, unadulterated magic where the sum is even richer than the already soul-melting parts.
Toronto’s own All Female Funk/Soul Band was talked about for years and finally formed in the summer of 2014 by
Mae Cromwell and Rhonda Bruce.
GRACE is a Toronto-based funksoulicious band of 8 women bringing you r&b, funk, soul, disco, and a whole lotta love! Bombastic brass, groovin’ rhythms and killer vocals, GRACE is packing venues (if not selling them OUT!) each time they perform.
Great to have them back at Jazz&Blues at the Station.
Huronia Hotstrings play an unique style of music known as Gypsy Jazz based on the music of the great Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club Quintet of France. Reinhart and Grappelli are two of the most influential
European jazz players of all time.
The Hotstrings are a recently formed ensemble of seasoned musicians from many different genres of music, who have come together to perform in this demanding and elite style of upbeat, danceable and fun music.
Jerome Tucker, born in Philadelphia area, is a bass player and songwriter/vocalist. After a Navy stint, he became a part of the New Orleans blues scene. Jerome moved to Chicago in his late 20’s sharing the stage with Otis Rush, Dickey Betts, Larry McCray, Lil’ Ed and the Imperials, Eddie Clearwater, Byther Smith, Lonnie Brooks, Phil Guy, Melvin Taylor, Teenie Hodges and many more. Now based in Toronto he leads the all-star laden Jerome Tucker Band. They play an explosive tight, funky, brand of blues that will get you up and keep you up on you feet!
Memphis Jones & his Trio are a house band at BB King’s Bar on Beale Street in Memphis. From Blues and R&B to Soul and Rock&Roll, he gives music lovers performances that are high on energy & soul and his witty, interactive style engages fans of all ages.
Memphis guarantees his audience a fun experience whenever he takes the stage.
Whether you want to dance, reminisce, or just sit and enjoy, Memphis Jones brings the true sound of Memphis to audiences everywhere.
LISA HUTCHINSON BAND
Lisa has been exciting Jazz & Blues enthusiasts with her soulful delivery of Blues, Jazz and R&B standards for over a decade. Lisa’s powerful, clean voice interprets music with passion and authenticity. Lisa was drawn to rich vocal lines and lyrics inherent in jazz and blues music and inspired and influenced by Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy, Big Mama Thornton,
Aretha Franklin and Bonnie Raitt.
Joel Johnson is an award winning and highly acclaimed blues guitarist from the Six Nations.
He has become a household name when it comes to blues in North America.
The Joel Johnson Blues Band competed in the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN advancing to the final round.
If you like your blues hard hitting and soulful, the place to be-is in the audience at a Joel Johnson concert!
WAYNE BUTTERY & THE GROOVE PROJECT
You won’t want to miss the Groove Project’s new show and lineup for 2017.
The Groove Project is a dynamic, entertaining collective with a big soulful sound. Their bluesy, engaging music makes you
want to jump up and move.
The band members are guitarist and vocalist Wayne Buttery, electric bassist and vocalist Charlie Hinkel, organist, keyboardist and vocalist Gabor Szepesi and drummer extraordinaire, Whitey Glan. The horn section includes trumpeter Paul Robillard, tenor sax Steve Kennedy and Simon Wallis on baritone sax. Also, a special guest appearance by Juno Nominated vocalist Rita Johns.
DYLAN BURCHELL BAND
Dylan Burchell is a graduate of the Collingwood Collegiate Music Program and is now studying in the prestigious Jazz Program at Humber College in Toronto. Dylan is an “old soul” musician in a young man’s body. He’s been a member of the Tamica Herod Band and has recently joined the Jordan John Band for a series of gigs at Toronto’s Orbit Room. Last year, the Dylan Burchall Band played an opening set for the season and we are pleased and proud to present one of Collingwood’s own, in concert at Jazz&Blues at the Station.