CanUS & Friends Dixieland Matinee
Sun. December 4th 1:00 - 3:00 doors at 12:00 (All Ages)
CanUS offers traditional New Orleans Jazz and with a group of the musicians who know how to get those feet tapping and lift your spirits in tough times with lots of room for you to bring friends as well. The musicians are well known to the fans of New Orleans jazz and have played together over the years to create a jolly musical interaction that comes with mutual respect and years of sharing the love of this unique genre. Trio vocals made CanUS popular throughout the world of Dixieland Jazz Festivals and even as far east as The Kennedy Center in Washington,DC. Inspiration for forming this group was Toni’s love of the Boswell Sisters from New Orleans which gave CanUS a big following int he festival circuit.
Trumpet played by Alfons Fear is bringing you those loved melodies, with the addition of some vocals , boosted by the Benny Goodman-esque clarinet of Al Pease, also on tenor sax in that beautiful Coleman Hawkins style. Simon Stribling adds that Aussie joy to his musical trombone, reeds and vocals. Avram McCagherty brings a sparkle to any of the many bands he leads and we get to enjoy him, too. His banjo and vocals are a treasure for our city and then - wait for it…underpinning it all is the one of the best bass players you will find anywhere, Joey Smith along with Damian Graham, fabulous on the drums and vocals, too. So to finish and embellish is the early jazz piano style & vocals of Toni Blodgett, leader. I think you will want to be there with us here at Canada’s oldest jazz club and restaurant rated #1 of them all. And the live stream will bring the show to you wherever you are in the world!