Main Street Markham Jazz!
Street closed on Sunday August 16 from 10 am to 5 pm
and Main Street Markham HotSpots
on Friday August 14 and Saturday August 15th, 2009.
a part of the Markham Jazz Festival
NOW with the NEW Artists' AlleyThe 11th Anniversary of the Markham Jazz Festival brings Jazz to Main Street Markham!
Jazz at the Farmers' Market on Saturday morning, Jazz in the pubs and restaurants of Main Street, and Jazz on Main Street Markham all day August 16
Main street Markham will be closed and jazz will be heard at two stages presented by the Markham Jazz Festival and at the 6 Jazz HotSpots on Main Street Markham. International food vendors, Artists Alley and Kids Zone. Something for everyone!!
Entertainment starts at 10am!!
2 Main Street Markham Jazz Festival Stages!
Food Vendor Registration
- Robinson Street Stage
Ethnocity - 1pm - 2:30 pm
A Toronto based group that fuses jazz with funk and world music including the traditional genres of China, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Featuring original compositions as well as jazz characterized adaptations of popular folk themes. Their signatures are the unorthodox adaptation of traditional genres, diverse sound colour, mixed instrumentation featuring western and oriental instruments, and the interplay between fixed and improvised musical elements. Featuring: Jarek Dabrowski,Michael Goutman, David MacDougall, Erika Nielsen, Klaus Anselm.
Mike Janzen - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
An energetic and creative piano jazz/funk trio that is both beautiful and sizzling in its musical approach. Mike is a well trained classical musician with strong technical and music theory skills. His musical journey includes forays into the worlds of rock, funk, folk and jazz. For the past fourteen years, Mike has elected to make playing and improvising jazz a personal and professional priority. Mike Janzen, piano and vocals; Ben Riley, drums; Marc Rogers, bass
George Grosman & Bohemian Swing - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
George’s primary area of interest is the pre-bebop jazz era of the 1920’s and 1930’s; Bohemian Swing veers towards a more ethnic sound and the trio plays a combination of straight ahead jazz, original tunes and standards. They play an infectious brew of standards, gypsy jazz and – as their name implies - eastern-flavoured melodies and klezmer guaranteed to get your feet tapping. Featuring: George Grosman, Jonathan Marks, Ian MacGillivray, Fabrice Sicco and Abbey Sholzberg.
Solveig Barber - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Barber, a fabulous singer, has a long list of credits, including performances with the
Canadian Opera Company, in the major nightclubs in Ontario and Quebec, on
television and in movies, and a tour to the Far East to entertain the Armed Forces.
She sings currently with the vocal group The Canadian Singers. She will be appearing
at the jazz festival as a quartet: Solveig Barber, Larry Bond, Bob Mills and Richard Moore.
PLUS! Main Street Markham Hot Spots!
Mains Mansion Restaurant & Pub!
Friday Evening: 7:00 to 11:00 - Chaney & The Band
Sunday Afternoon: 1:00 to 5:00 - Elsee Themen Band
Sunday Afternoon: 1:00 to 4:00 pm - 3SB Band
Sunday Evening: 5:00 to 8:00 pm - Laura K.
Come on out to Main Street and enjoy wonderful jazz musicians throughout the weekend.