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May 4, 2007

Thousand Island Jazzfest Kicks Off

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian Jazz Festivals

Canadian Jazz Featured at “Best Small Jazz Festival in Canada”

The Thousand Island Festival, billed as the “Best Small Jazz Festival in Canada,” kicked off last night in the Ontario community, and will run through Sunday, May 12.

Running the first concert of the festival last night, the Geoff Young Duo, featuring National Jazz Awards nominee Young and bassist Jim Vivian performed for a sold-out house.

Tonight’s headline performance at the Arts Centre features the New Orleans’ Own Dukes of Dixieland, a six-piece band billed as the foremost Dixieland group in North America

Jazz vocalist Ranee Lee makes an appearance on Saturday, May 5th as part of a “Gala Evening of Canadian Jazz”. The vocalist will be joined by fellow vocalist John Alcom, trumpeter Guido Basso, drummer Terry Clarke, saxophonist Mike Murley, pianist and composer Joe Sealy, bassist Dave Young and guitarist Richard Ring.

Next weekend guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli and his Quartet appear in concert on Friday, May 11, and on Saturday, May 12, Canadian jazz legend Don Thompson brings his Quartet to the stage as part of the Masters of Jazz Series.

Concerts will run throughout the week. The full schedule is listed below:

Thursday May 3: Geoff Young Duo
Friday May 4: Dukes of Dixieland
Saturday, May 5: A Gala Evening of Canadian Jazz
Sunday, May 6: Louise Thibault Trio
Monday, May 7: Chris Robinson Trio
Tuesday, May 8: Fortin, Leveille, Nasturica, Donato Quartet
Wednesday, May 9: Brasswerks & Nepean All-City Jazz Band
Friday, May 11: John Pizzarelli Quartet
Saturday, May 12: Don Thompson Quartet

for more info visit www.brockvilleconcert.ca

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