Belleville's own Sonya Zaback brings with her a touch of class and classic vocal stylings comparable to that of jazz legends Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
Drawing from various music genres including jazz, soul, pop, country, funk and musical theatre, Sonya's uniquely captivating performance, featuring pianist John McFarlane, is not to be missed.
Chris Bonham-Carter is a guitarist from Prince Edward County who has been playing shows around the area for over 10 years. Chris began playing guitar in 2002 and studied musical theory with Drew Ackerman for over 5 years. With a list of songs that span across 7 decades, there is not much he can’t play. You can catch him regularly at the many wineries and breweries in the Bay of Quinte area.Visit Artist Website
Chris Staig is a Toronto based guitarist and singer/songwriter. Over the years Chris has had the pleasure of lending his talents on guitar to many different musical ventures. As a singer/songwriter Staig has released multiple solo albums throughout his career. His fifth album entitled “Shack by the Tracks” was released in February 2015, with an Ontario tour to support it. Staig's current band for live performances, The Marquee Players, consists of Stephen O’Toole on the bass, Shelley Coopersmith on violin and mandolin, and Ian Mackay on the drums. Chris Staig and the Marquee Players have maintained a monthly residency at Toronto’s fabled Hole in the Wall for the past two years. They also perform many shows monthly around Ontario, both as a full band or as an acoustic trio. Chris Staig duo consists of himself and Shelley Coopersmith on the violin and mandolin.Visit Artist Website
Mayhemingways emerge within a region ripe with musical reputation in Ontario Canada. Benj Rowland executes lead vocals and employs a mixed bag of folk instruments like banjo, mandolin, accordion, and acoustic guitar. Josh Fewings anchors the tunes on the drums and elevates the melody with harmony vocals. They are a strong musical duo that converges with “Mind-bending and original music with deep roots in the tradition of dark North American folk” (Tom Wilson, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings & Lee Harvey Osmond).Visit Artist Website
Shawn “Deepwater” Dore Trio
Jaw dropping guitar and vocals with grooves that you wish would never end! Shawn "Deepwater" Dore is a solo artist that performs a folk blues / roots mix of covers (Robert Johnson, Booker White, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, etc.) as well as a great selection of originals from his first album "Watch My Back" with the Shawn Dore Band, and his upcoming album. Also having the ability to involve and connect with the audience, you will surely leave a Deepwater Dore show with a lasting impression. Shawn is now performing as a trio with Kris Tischbein on bass and Emerson Pringle on drums.Visit Artist Website
Singer-songwriter Sarah Beatty is Woody Guthrie meets Feist. Quirky, catchy, gutsy, and always with a seriously deep groove. With sugar plum vocals, engaging melodies, and picture painted lyrics, her songs land with an impact and her performances might just charm you right out of your seat.Visit Artist Website
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Onion Honey makes folk music, sharp and sweet and mixed in with banjo and mandolin, washboard and double bass, fiddle and warm five-part harmonies. It’s a recipe for a great time and good for what ails - home-cooked comfort food for the ears.
Dave Pike, Esther Wheaton, Keenan Reimer-Watts, Leanne Swantko and Kayleigh LeBlanc play new-time traditionals, old-time originals and all-time favourites: mountain music filtered through the Grand River Valley.
Victor was born in Plattsburgh New York and since has traveled much of the world producing outdoor television. Music has been a staple in Victor’s life for the past 20 years and recently he has experienced an overflow of original writing “I have a bad habit of putting my foot in my mouth. Music is an opportunity for me to collect my thoughts, put them down on paper, and then deliver them. Without music I think I would be in trouble a lot more frequently.” Playing in and around the Quinte area, Victor has been able to fulfill his passion for performing in his very occasional free time. He now lives in Quinte west with his wife Jodi.
Andy Du Rego
Singer/Songwriter Andy Du Rego took his years of experience in the Blues & Rock scenes as a guitarist and has fused it with his life experiences to breathe life into the Black Suit Devil project. An ever-evolving project best described currently as Acoustic Soul is a fusion of the Folk, Roots, Blues & Soul genres. While the name Black Suit Devil would represent the corporate big wigs behind the worlds figurative curtains, Du Rego uses music as his medium to give voice to social injustice, current political affairs, and shed light on the states of humanity, among other things...
Having shared the stage with such notable artists as The Boxer Rebellion,, Jeff Martin ( The Tea Party ),,
Carole Pope,, NEFE,, Spencer Burton,, SIMO, Philip Sayce and more... Black Suit Devil Since forming in 2015 has been touring Canada extensively after the release of "The Freedom Sessions" with two Eastern Canada and one Western Canadian tour.Visit Artist Website
Spencer plays piano, clarinet, accordion and sings! He has been a professional musician over 20 years. He has played Bermuda to Bosnia, New Orleans to the North Pole, and has worked with The Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer,Pat Temple,Jill Barber,The Good Lovelies,Willie P. Bennett, Jeff Healey, Dan Aykroyd, Willie P. Bennett, Alex Pangman, Maria Muldaur, among countless others.
Spencer has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean, MUCHmusic and CMT.
A resident of Kingston for several years, Spencer keeps busy playing with numerous local bands such as Bloom, Pico de Gallo, Ghetto Xpress,Funkyfrenz, The River Cats (on the Island Queen)and various jazzy combos.
Jadea Kelly with special guests Kennedy Road
Jadea Kelly has been described by CBC as 'one of the shining jewels in the crown of Canadian songwriters'. She spends her time writing and living between Toronto and LA. In 2016 she was awarded 'Contemporary Singer of the Year' at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for her heartfelt 2016 release 'Love & Lust'. Its' featured single 'Beauty' was placed on the Lifetime Network feature 'No One Would Tell' and the 2017 CBC Rio Paralympics; an opening montage with over 900,000 views. Set for release in March 2019, the MWI soundtrack EP has already received 'Best Score & Music' accolades from the Hollywood Independent Documentary Award.
Opening for Jadea Kelly is Kennedy Road, a Toronto-based Americana duo, comprised of Sheila Carabine and Brian MacMillan.Their seamless vocal blend and electric on-stage chemistry is perfectly matched by their intense and poignant songs. Sheila comes by collaboration honestly, having spent the last 16 years in the Juno-nominated folk duo Dala. Brian is a much beloved singer-songwriter and multi-insrumentalist, who has released three solo albums. He has performed with Barenaked Ladies, Wailin’ Jennys, Garth Hudson, John McDermott and Lowest Of The Low.
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PEC Jazz Festival Dinner
Enjoy a three course dinner at Capers followed by music from the talented Barbra Lica and Guido Basso. All proceeds go to the Prince Edward County Jazz Education Program.
5:30 PM - Cocktails
6:30 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Concert
Buy your tickets online or call 613-968-7979. For more information on PEC Jazz visit their website. Please select your Main Course with your ticket purchase. Full Menu is available below.Buy Tickets - $90 View Menu