Allison Brown, Allison’s sweet, powerful singing offers a captivating invitation to follow her down lonesome railroad lines, into abandoned buildings, back in time, to high above the stratosphere as she illustrates landscapes both strange and familiar with her newest collection of songs. Her voice is experiencing an intense new elasticity as her instrument’s distinct tune and tone evolve with over twenty years of performance experience. Her endless repertoire of roots music matched with crafted originals create an unmistakable spark as she brings her truest personality to the stage in a refreshing conversation with the audience.
Count Yorghi’s Bagga-Burke World Beat, Count Yorghi, (Jackson Drobko) also known as the Viceroy of Newtonville, has long despaired of the shitgibbons & craprabbits of his fiefdom & has taken to the illicit pleasures of all three serious brain crushes: Bop, Hard Bop & Post Bop. This Addiction has consumed & twisted him into the man he has become: an inveterate embittered bopaholic. There is no 12 tone program that can save him! Taking to the bass, or the bone, depending on funding, he has formed a coterie of like-minded degenerates, slaves of improvisation who have long lost the natural disgust of swing. Kent McMillan-drums, Dave Wilson-bass, Max Schleyfman-piano & Brian Burke-sax, all delinquent, all deformed, all tortured by the Count’s curse.
Nadine Deleury (Cellist), French and Canadian cellist Nadine Deleury graduated from the Paris Conservatoire and Yale University. She moved to Windsor 9 years ago and has quickly connected with the Windsor Arts scene as well as kept performing with organizations in Detroit (Michigan Opera Theatre, Scarab Club). In Windsor she has successfully produced the chamber opera Pat & Emilia in 2015 as well as performances for Shō, Art Spirit and Performance and Canadian Club Heritage Center.
The Greater Windsor Concert Band is a not-for-profit group of amateur musicians from all walks of life dedicated to bringing concert band music into the community and providing a place for adult musicians to practice their craft. Concerts showcase all genres including standard and modern wind ensemble repertoire, stage and movie medleys, jazz, gospel, classical, childrens’ music, and marches. Over the last 20 years, the band has performed throughout Ontario and Michigan and most recently for the Ontario Summer Games and various Canada 150 events.
Ray Manzerolle (Saxophonist, Composer), the soulful alto saxophonist had a decade long association with multi Grammy Award winning acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh. He went on to perform and record alongside many Jazz, R&B & Urbane Music icons, including Patti LaBelle, George Benson, Oleta Adams, Patrice Rushen, Keith Washington, George Duke, Gene Dunlap, Dennis Coffey as well as the late Teena Marie. Recently Ray has turned his attention to composition and to the (notoriously difficult) soprano saxophone. World renowned Jazz author and critic Scott Yanow describes Ray’s playing as “has his own conception…, plays melodically, and makes every note count!”
David Newland & Siqiniup Qilauta (Sunsdrum), drawing on their experience performing extensively in rural contexts, David, with Heidi and Lynda of Sunsdrum, will explore through performances featuring both Inuit traditional and contemporary music, lessons they have learned about collaboration and reconciliation, and what it means to be Northern. They will also present a new performance developed during their residency collaborations with each other, and with other resident artists.
The Oldest Man I Know is a high energy, punk inspired folk band from Kitchener Ontario. We play traditional instruments untraditionally, and take influence from such bands as Trampled by Turtles, Rail Yard Ghosts, NoFX, and Mama’s Broke. The Oldest Man I Know started out as the solo banjo project of Taylor Esch, but since setting roots in the twin cities in 2017 the project has grown into a full acoustic band. The Oldest Man I Know is currently finishing up writing their first full length album, and will start recording in March 2019, with a tour to follow.