This Fall’s Concert Series
We are delighted to announce details of the exciting program for next season’s concert series, beginning in September.
More details will be provided for each show closer to each presentation time, both in the Fanny Bay Flyer and at www.fannybaycommunity.com
ANDREW COLLINS TRIO
Sat Sept 29 7pm
Seven time CFMA winner and five time JUNO nominee mandolin maestro and multi instrumentalist, Toronto-based Andrew Collins is joined by Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney to showcase a popular collision of folk, new acoustic roots, chambergrass and jazz, not to mention a dizzying number and energetic interplay of instruments on stage. This dynamic genrehopping show is propelled even further by Andrew’s captivating lead vocals and James’ soaring harmonies.
This prolific, robust performer, comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello, composes, produces, arranges, writes and teaches across multiple genres, including a popular melding of folk, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, and classical.
SILVER SCREEN SCOUNDRELS
Fri Oct 12 7pm
Maple Blues Award winners Brandon Isaak and Keith Picot present a multi media performance in a new Vaudeville style. Combine topnotch songwriting, world-class musicianship, and witty anecdotes, with a touch of slapstick silent cinema and you have Canada’s original, Silver Screen Scoundrels.
Brandon Isaak plays multiple instruments: Guitars, Harmonica, Drums, Kazoo and Piano. He is the lead singer and writes most of the songs that the Silver Screen Scoundrels perform.
As a Solo Artist, Brandon has won a Maple Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer in Canada. Keith Picot plays Bass with passion and backs up Brandon on vocals. He has won a Maple Blues Award for Best Bass Player in Canada.
A TRIBUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG
Sat Nov 3 7pm
Born into poverty & raised by his grandmother in the Storyville District of New Orleans, Louis Armstrong built a reputation as one of the most famous celebrities of the 20th C. During a career that spanned over 5 decades, this Founding Father of Jazz revolutionized the art of improvisation & scat singing. He has 13 entries in the Grammy Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement award.
Featuring a stellar line up of local musicians including Michael Eddy on keyboards, Grahame Edwards on bass, Tom Tinsley on drums, Rachel Fuller on clarinet, Jeff Agopsowicz on slide trombone, and Jake Masri on trumpet & vocals, this multi-talented sextet is sure to deliver a memorable performance of classic standards plus original compositions.
Winter/ Christmas Special Sun Nov 25 at 2pm
A great favourite here last year, the six Scarlets get winter and the Christmas season off to an early start with their a cappella renderings of music suited to this time of year. Based in Vancouver, they were winners of the prestigious Elmer Iseler award at the 2016 International Choral Kathaumixw.
Sweet Scarlet defines the genre of choral fusion by singing a wide range of unique and exciting music from around the globe.
FOOTHILLS BRASS QUINTET
‘Best Of Brass’ Fri Feb 22 7pm
Join us for a journey from the splendour of the baroque, into the fire of Latin dance, the comedy and tragedy of opera, the drama of life and death in the wild west and into the grand finale, a celebration of Dixieland, ragtime and swing. “To say that our audience was enthusiastic would be an understatement. Foothills Brass not only impressed with their thoughtful artistry, but they also filled the hall with toe-tapping excitement. An all-around outstanding presentation.” Middle Keys Concerts, Florida
LIZZY HOYT TRIO
Sat March 9 7pm
Award-winning songwriter with the voice of an angel, multi-instrumentalist Lizzy Hoyt delivers music with soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions. She is one of Canada’s most powerful Celtic-folk artists, noted for bringing Canadian history to life with her music.
In 2013, Lizzy was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding contribution to commemorating Canadian veterans and history through music.
KEITH BENNET and MILES BLACK
Sat April 6 7pm
Playing jazz standards as well as tunes by Stevie wonder, Bonnie Raitt, the Doobie Brothers and Sting, this piano, harmonica duo bring a new sound to our hall. Keith Bennett won both chromatic jazz and blues harmonica classes at the 2013 World Harmonica Festival, was the Vancouver Canucks’ ‘Harmonica Man’ for a decade and was a featured harmonica soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Firstly known as one of Canada’s most accomplished jazz pianists, Miles Black is also highly acclaimed and sought after as an arranger, producer, composer, session musician, guitarist, vocalist, bassist, saxophonist, songwriter, and musical theatre director.
Sat May 4 7pm
This Mexican string quartet, is comprised of members Ilya Ivanov (Violin/ Viola), Felix Alanis (Violin/Viola), Carlos Quijano (Violin) and Manuel Cruz (Cello).
They were the top prize winners at the National String Quartet Competition “La Sup erior” (2017) in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; the Manuel M. Ponce prize at the Festival de Música de Cámara of Aguascalientes, Mexico; and the first prize winners at the Mateo Oliva National Chamber Music Competition.
This highly versatile group enjoys delving into many forms and genres of music including jazz, folk, and electronic as well as classical repertoire.