SINGIN' AND SWINGIN':
A JAZZ SUMMIT
Artistic Director, Renee Rosnes
Artistic Producer, Kelly Peterson
Executive Producer, Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts
Named for the internationally-renowned Canadian jazz giant,
the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival was created to present the essence of jazz, and the sound of swing. Oscar Peterson dedicated his life to music with intense vitality: music which encompasses the entire live history of jazz, and the festival represents the same unshakable excellence and integrity for which he was known.
“Singin’ and Swingin’: A Jazz Summit” features a band of modern masters, each world-renowned, and each a virtuoso. GRAMMY award-winning Joe Lovano is a creative genius who is one of the leading tenor sax titans of our time. Vocalist Niki Haris is the daughter of legendary pianist Gene Harris, a friend and colleague of Oscar Peterson’s. Along with her jazz roots, Niki is gifted with a stunning vocal instrument of sweeping emotional range, and her style is always imbued with the blues. Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt is a technical marvel who can caress a ballad and execute a fiery solo with equal aplomb, and the charismatic Russell Malone plays the guitar with an infectious swing that embraces the entire history of jazz. Having toured and recorded together for over 25 years, pianist Renee Rosnes, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash are a rhythm section dream-team. The trio always brings telepathic interplay and swinging momentum to the bandstand.
The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival provides a rare opportunity to hear unique combinations of musicians, individual stars, in once-in-a-lifetime settings. OPIJF celebrates the past, the present, and the future of the music Oscar loved.
For more information on the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival concerts and events
February 15-17, 2019, please visit www.opjazzfest.org