The Orillia Jazz Festival prepares for a weekend of music and dance

In addition to the October 14-16 performances at the Orillia Opera House, downtown will “vibrate with local artists playing at our top participating restaurants.”

Arts Orillia brings you the 2022 Orillia Jazz Festival from 14th to 16th October at the Orillia Opera House.

Don’t miss this remarkable selection of talent.

Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.: Trinity – Music, Dance, and You with music by the brilliant Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio and choreography.

Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m.: Copacabana performed by Orillia’s own Brassworks and the next generation of the community.

Sunday, October 16, 2 p.m.: Take 5: Dave Brubeck (lyrics and music) with Vern Dorge (alto saxophone), Terry Clarke (drums), Neil Swainson (bass) and Lance Anderson (lyrics and piano).

Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo has seduced audiences around the world with his eclectic and passionate performances. Between his various interpretations of the American songbook and tunes of Sir Elton John, Nirvana or Rihanna in disguise, one thing is certain – it will be hard to tell who is having more fun, the audience or Thompson himself. Watch him interact with Jeff Halischuk ( drums) and Randall Hall (bass) plays. This dynamic trio shares the stage with five powerful women dancing to the choreography of Canadian jazz dance virtuoso Vicki St. Denys.

Next? See Brassworks – a talented group of Orillia’s finest music experts. This band has a passion for jazz repertoire and brass ensemble playing. Reinvigorating the big band tradition to critical and audience acclaim, they will play with a selection of talented young musicians from Orillia.

To wrap up this spectacular talent weekend, you’ll play Lance Anderson with Dave Brubeck, accompanied by stories behind the curtain and in the recording studio. Lance calls Orillia home, but he’s enjoyed an exciting career in the Canadian music spotlight as a Juno Award-winning producer. He is also the 2014 Maple Blues Award Keyboardist of the Year.

Visit our beautiful location in the lake country. Downtown Orillia will be vibrant with local artists playing at our top participating restaurants. See Arts Orillia for details. And don’t miss the after party hosted by our partners at Couchiching Craft Brewing Co. for a fabulous late night performance with Denielle Bassels on Friday October 14th at 9:30pm. Make a reservation to secure your spot and save 25 per cent at their store when you book accommodation at the Champlain Hotel. Receive a 15% discount at the Champlain Hotel with the purchase of a Jazz Festival ticket. Tickets are available from the Orillia Opera House box office.


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