On September 24, 2023, the Ragweed Jazz Band welcomed trumpeter Brigham Phillips as the band’s newest member. Brigham is a renowned multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer and educator. Under the leadership of Bob Wellbourne, the Ragweed Jazz Band has been a mainstay on the Toronto jazz scene since the late 1970s.
The monthly Fever Pitch Hot Jazz sessions at Ottawa’s Art House Cafe are introducing a new generation to the irresistible sounds of traditional jazz! Photos below were taken by Curtis Perry on January 27, 2023. These sessions take place on the last Friday of every month.
Grossman’s Tavern in Toronto has been a live music destination since 1943! In December 2022, Peter did a “double-header” at Grossman’s – playing on Saturday with the Happy Pals and on Sunday with the New Orleans Connection All-Star Jazz Band. The photo below is from the Sunday session.
On June 20, 2022, musicians and fans gathered at Queen Victoria’s Pub in Scarborough to celebrate the life of Dorine “Do” Dinsdale. Do was the beloved wife of Brian “Dinny” Dinsdale, leader of Dinny and the All Stars. Bill Symmons and Christine Yeung shared their photos of the event.