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Music of a Charlie Brown Christmas Featuring the Peter Shea Trio
December 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm$9 – $49
DATE: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 BAND: Peter Shea Trio TIME: First Seating: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (show from 5:45pm - 6:45pm) Second Seating: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (show from 8:15pm - 9:15pm) Livestream: 8:15pm - 9:15 pm EST VENUE (for live event): Dalhousie Yacht Club (74 Lighthouse Road, Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines) VENUES (for curbside pick-up): St Catharines: Dalhousie Yacht Club - 74 Lighthouse Road, Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines - SAME MENU Niagara-on-the-Lake: TBC Niagara Falls: TBC PRICE: 3-Course Dinner and Show: $49 + HST (50 tickets available) 3-Course Dinner (Curbside Pickup) and Live-streamed Show: $39 + HST (Limited tickets available) Livestreamed Show (Regular price): $19 + HST Livestreamed Show (Discount for Artists, Arts workers, and Students): $9 + HST
ABOUT THE SHOW
The Music of a Charlie Brown Christmas takes audiences on a nostalgic journey of one most beloved holiday albums, created by Vince Guaraldi for the 1965 TV special of the same name. Performed by the Peter Shea Trio, this show takes the best of jazz, serves it up with traditional holiday music, and provides a wonderful tradition that will delight the entire family.
If purchasing tickets to our “Music of a Charlie Brown Christmas” show, please see below for additional information:
DINNER + SHOW: Shadi (from our TD NJF team) will be contacting you to confirm your dinner choice for the evening. She will also send you our COVID safety protocol. We recommend reviewing the menu options, as the available options are different between both dates.
LIVESTREAM: The private YouTube link will be sent to you via email on the day of the show. If you would like to see the show AFTER December 23rd you can purchase the ‘show only’ ticket and the link will be sent to you for you to view at your convenience.
** Please note that donations accepted to help the TD Niagara Jazz Festival (Registered Charity: #80107-7033-RR0001) continue to bring live music to Niagara and beyond. Thank you for supporting the arts!
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
This year the PETER SHEA TRIO features: PETER SHEA / CLARK JOHNSTON / TERRY CLARKE
PETER SHEA: Piano and Vocals
(Co-creator of the TD Niagara Jazz Festival and Twilight Jazz Series)
With his long musical lineage, Peter Shea is considered one of Niagara’s premier Multi-instrumentalists. (Piano, drums + percussion and vocals.) Peter graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Jazz Performance and Composition and arranges, composes and performs world wide. His extensive resume includes touring across Canada with comedian Sean Cullen; performing at the world famous Edinburgh Comedy Festival on both piano and drums (including several live performances on BBC Television & Radio); performing on piano with the Jersey Boys in Toronto; a cross-Canada tour with the “Just for Laughs” Road Show including the Pantages and Massy Hall theatres. As a jazz musician he has also had the unique privilege of performing with many great Canadian jazz artists including Phil Dwyer, Mike Malone, Kevin Turcotte, John Sherwood, Davide Direnzo, Graham Lear, Robi Botos, Liberty Silver, Mike Daley (Jeff Healey Band), Duncan Hopkins, and Gord Sheard. Peter runs the Twilight Jazz Series (now in its 7th year) the TD Niagara Jazz Festival (going into its 5th year) with his wife and musical partner Juliet Dunn. He hopes that you enjoy his tribute to the late great Vince Guaraldi.
For more info: petersheamusic.com
CLARK JOHNSTON: Upright Bass
Clark Johnston started his professional career as a bassist in 1994 and has since had the opportunity to work with the likes of Peter Appleyard, Diana Panton, Reg Schwager, and Don Thompson–just to name a few. He performs regularly with Drew Jurecka, Adrean Farrugia, James Brown, Neil Brathwaite, Ashley St Pierre as well as many other great musicians.
Clark has released three CDs with Shields Johnston Fielding featuring his original compositions and can be heard on many other people’s recordings.
He holds a master’s degree in music composition as well as a Bachelor of Education from York University. Clark is currently on faculty at Mohawk College, McMaster University, and Hillfield Strathallan College.
TERRY CLARKE: Drums
Terry Clarke (drummer) was born in 1944, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He began displaying rhythmic aptitude at a very early age, and was just 12 years old when he began studying formally with noted drum teache and author, Jim Blackley, Blackley was, and remains, a primary figure in Clarke’s continuing development as a musician.
In 1965, Clarke moved to San Francisco to work with the legendary saxophonist, John Handy III. He performed with Handy for the next two and a half years, during which time the Grammy nominated recording, Live at The Monterey Jazz Festival (Columbia-1966) was made. Following the John Handy experience (which included Terry’s long-time musical collaborator and friend, Don Thompson), Clarke began building his reputation for versatility by joining the world-famous pop vocal group, “The Fifth Dimension” at the height of their popularity, travelling and performed extensively with them throughout the U.S.A., Canada and Europe.
Clarke left “The Fifth Dimension” in 1970, subsequently relocating to Toronto where, for the next 15, he played an abundance of jazz in all styles, and established himself as a major figure in Toronto’s then considerable studio scene. Countless television shows, jingles and recording dates were his mainstay, as well performances in legendary Toronto jazz clubs including “George’s Spaghettti House”, “Bourbon Street”, and “Basin Street”, often working with international jazz figures including Frank Rossolino and Lenny Breau. During the same period, he also toured extensively in Japan and Europe with jazz guitar legend Jim Hall and piano great, Oscar Peterson.
Terry Clarke is an original member of the “Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass” jazz big band, recording and touring with the world-acclaimed ensemble for 25 years. In 1985, seeking greater musical challenges, Clarke moved to New York City to pursue an exclusively jazz-oriented career. During his tenure there, he worked and recorded with The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Helen Merrill, Toots Theilemans, Ann Hampton Callaway, Red Mitchell, Marvin Stamm, Jim Hall, Bill Mays, Roger Kellaway, and Joe Roccisano, to list a few.
Having recorded over 300 albums with various jazz artists, Terry Clarke is a familiar face at jazz festivals, concert halls, and venues throughout the world. In August of 1999, he returned to Toronto, reuniting with Rob to join his exciting new ensemble, “The Rob McConnell Tentet”, Terry Clarke’s most recent CD release is “Bick’s Bag” (Triplet Records) featuring the trio of Bill Mays, Neil Swainson, and Terry Clarke, in tribute to Canadian jazz guitar legend, Ed Bickert.
Terry Clarke continues to perform and record with a number of international artists, including Nancy Wilson, Bill Mays, Renee Rosnes, Jim Hall, and Helen Merrill, as well as with an exciting line-up of Canadian musicians, among them David Braid, Jake Langley, Don Thompson, Nancy Walker, Neil Swainson, and David Occhipinti. Clarke is also an enthusiastic jazz educator, and for the past several years has been a member of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.
In 2002, Terry Clarke was named a Member of the Order of Canada.
2002 – Named a Member of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honour given in this country. It is granted to Canadian citizens ‘for outstanding achievement and service to the country or to humanity at large.’
2004 – National Jazz Awards winner as ‘Drummer of the Year’
2005 – National Jazz Awards winner as ‘Drummer of the Year’
2006 – National Jazz Awards winner as ‘Drummer of the Year’
2007 – National Jazz Awards winner as ‘Drummer of the Year’
2008 – National Jazz Awards winner as ‘Drummer of the Year’
2010 – JUNO Award for ‘Traditional Jazz Album’ for the album “It’s About Time”
Winter Mixed Green Salad with goat’s cheese, dried cranberries, and walnuts tossed in a simple aged balsamic vinaigrette.
2nd Course (Choose one option during ticket purchase)
BEEF: 48 Hour Roast Beef (prepared medium-rare). Served with crème fresh mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, and Niagara Cab Franc jus.
SALMON: Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon. Served with crème fresh mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, and topped with a maple ginger glaze.
VEGETARIAN: Grilled maple ginger tofu with roasted carrots and potatoes