Posts Tagged ‘jazz’


Friends Reunion Band 2015

September 18, 2015
Friends Band 2015

Friends Band 2015

Band: Friends
Year: 2015
Formed: Feb. 1974.
Home: Chatham-Kent
Genre: Covers (Rock,Jazz,Funk)
Contact: N/A

The very popular 70’s local band ‘Friends’ have recently reunited.

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Robin Banks releases Modern Classic

June 23, 2014

Artist: Robin Banks
Release: Modern Classic
Year: 2014
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Blues, R&B and Pop.

From: Chatham Kent Ontario Canada
Resides: Toronto Area.

1. A Man Is Just a Man, 2. Superhero, 3. I Really Dig You, 4. Crazy, 5. My Baby Loves Me, 6. A Little Bit of Heaven, 7. I’ll Meet You There, 8. Tonight, 9. Bite Your Tongue, 10. You Boogie Too Fast for Me, 11. A Place in the City, 12. Some Day.

A master of tone and phrasing, Robin Banks has a vocal style, strength and clarity that has been compared to Etta James and Dinah Washington. But match that with the charisma and boldness of a Tina Turner and you’ll understand why Robin Banks has the world on a string!

Robin Banks has her roots deeply dug. Born in Canada a mere 50 miles from Detroit, then transplanted to Dallas, and then Jamaica, Banks is a diverse, international artist who is clearly comfortable with Jazz, Classic R&B, Soul, even Reggae. She’s often lauded for her captivating live performance, her confident ability to connect and affect each member of her audience, her sincerity and certainly her authenticity. Robin Banks has established herself as a fearless, female force in International Blues circles recording and performing with the likes of Duke Robillard, Doug James and a long list of legendary Texas, West Coast and Chicago musicians. A powerful songwriter as well, Tom Hyslop of Blues Revue Magazine was quoted as saying Banks writes compositions “that lyrically echo the song craft of Cole Porter and the Gershwins”.

1997 – Permanent Record
2001 – Honestly
2002 – Live After Dark
2009 – Livin’ life (Christian Dozzler & Robin Banks)

Buy or preview ‘Modern Classic’ – CD BABY.
Buy or preview ‘Modern Classic’ – ITUNES.
Robin Banks –  Youtube.
Robin Banks – Facebook.


Allyson Morris 2013 Release

November 19, 2013


Artist: Allyson Morris
Release: I Saw the Light
Year: 2013
Genre: Jazz
From: Chatham-Kent.
Resides: Toronto area.

A statuesque blonde with small-town charm, Allyson was raised in Chatham Ontario and now calls Toronto her home. She was somewhat of a late bloomer, which of course can be a real plus for her style of music. Her depth of feeling, her rich musical vocabulary and her life experiences – all these combine to create the confident, unique style that is Allyson Morris.

Allyson has performed with many wonderful musicians over the last few years. Some of the notable Juno award-winning artists who have discovered Allyson and performed with her include:
Pianists Bernie Senensky and Bill King; Guitarists Reg Schwager and Bill Bridges; Percussionist Art Alvalos; Drummers Ben Riley and Jorn Andersen; Saxophonists Charlie Huntley and Sean O’Connor; Trumpeter Ray Podhornik.

Website link here.
Itunes preview/download link here.


Sarah Hiltz 2013 Til The Sun Falls

August 9, 2013

Artist: Sarah Hiltz
Release: Til The Sun Falls
Year: 2013 (Feb)
Genre: Jazz

Bio Notes: Sarah is emerging as a singularly talented songwriter with a voice all her own. In a modern blend of two classic and very different genres, echoes of Billie Holiday, Joni Mitchell and Feist ring out faintly through the structure of Sarah’s artistry.

1. Meditation
2. All Of Me
3. When Sunny Gets Blue
4. Chelsea Morning
5. Beautiful Love
6. One Note Samba
7. Autumn Leaves
8. All Or Nothing At All
9. You Go To My Head

Sarah Hiltz – 2000 – The People Of Chatham Kent (6 songs)
Sarah Hiltz – 2003 – Close To Me
Sarah Hiltz – 2009 – How Many Fires LP
Sarah Hiltz – 2010 – Letters (Limited Release) EP
Sarah Hiltz – 2011 – Music For December EP
Sarah Hiltz – 2012 – How To Pour Whiskey For Strangers (2012) Single

Note: Purchase this CD at Franks Music Centre, Chatham Ontario.

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Allyson Morris 2011 Music

July 28, 2011

Artist: Allyson Morris
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2011
Home Town: Chatham Ontario
Resides: Toronto area

Notes: Allyson’s talents has led her to producing, arranging and providing back-up vocals on various musical ventures. Allyson is currently working on her debut CD.

Visit her website here:

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Superfly in 2010

August 23, 2010

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Band: Superfly
Year: 2010
Genre: Funk and Jazz covers
Home: Chatham

Justin McMath – Bass
Nicky Novosad – Keyboards
Steve Walker – Guitar, Vox
Nick Sennema – Drums and Percussion
Byron Harrett – Sax / Flute
Matt Brunke – Trumpet

An all-around great live band bringing the funk and jazz classic sounds of the hit makers to Chatham-Kent with a class act of local musicians.

Visit them online here, here or here.



Black Box Theatre in Chatham

August 7, 2010

Venue: PURE: Black Box Theatre
City: Chatham Ontario
Year: 2010
Address: 121 Heritage Road
Phone: 519-352-5000

  The Black Box Theatre at the PURE Academy in Chatham, ON is a brand new concert venue, with a hip vibe and fantastic events.  The Black Box Theatre is a 90 seat venue with state of the art sound and lighting design, top amenities and a great location.

  Events at the Black Box Theatre range from cool jazz concerts, rock concerts, plays, comedy nights, multimedia presentations, choir concerts and so much more.  One of the best kept secrets in Southwestern Ontario, the Black Box Theatre is one of the best intimate theatres in the region. It is used during classes as a premium teaching space, but it is also a highly versatile meeting and event space, and an incredible, intimate performance venue. It has a large stage, 10 foot wide HD video screen, intelligent lighting system, and exceptional sound.



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