Brubeck, Gershwin and Jim Hall Tributes will headline the 2014 Prince Edward County Jazz Festival. From Dixieland to modern classics with a lot of jazz in between, The County’s annual jazz festival is worth traveling for.
The historic Regent Theatre with its big marquee is the fest’s main venue in downtown Picton. Other festival venues include county churches, wineries, restaurants, the Wellington Farmers Market and even our very own Barley Room Pub.
In the spirit of making hay while the sun is shining, The Barley Room and Amelia’s Garden will feature jazz music for the entire week of the Jazz Festival, August 12 – 17. As the official Innkeeper for the festival, The Waring House is taking advantage of all the great jazz musicians hanging out in the county at this time of year.
Jazz at The Waring House, 392 Sandy Hook Road in Picton…
Wednesday, August 13 – Lenni Stewart Jazz Quartet A native of Prince Edward County, Lenni’s rich and velvety voice is reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald, Maria Muldaur and Bonnie Raitt.
Thursday August 14 – the soulful and great lyrical content of the Jenica Rayne Trio.
Hannah Barstow is going to be a busy lady during the festival. She is a native of Napanee and has been singing and playing jazz since she was twelve years old. As well as headlining the Hannah Barstow Trio on Friday August 15, Hannah will be soloing on piano at Amelia’s Garden August 14-17 from 5-7 pm.
U of T Jazz graduate and award-winning vocalist Angela Turone will hold down the Saturday night spot on August 16th.
On Sunday, August 17, Don Englert, saxophonist & flutist, studio musician and member of the famed Canadian rock band “Lighthouse”, will lead his trio.
PLUS: Live in Amelia’s Garden August 14-17, 5-7 pm: Hannah Barstow (jazz piano).
Live in Amelia’s August 15, 7-10 pm: Robert Keyes (jazz guitar) Now living in the County, he has played with major stars all over North America.
Come and stay with us. Packages from Sunday to Thursday include one night’s accommodation, full breakfast, three-course dinner for two and winery tasting tickets for two starting from $229 per couple. Call 1.800.621.4956 to book.
For ALL the festival shows, check the Official Prince Edward County Jazz Festival website at http://www.pecjazz.org/