All That Worldly Jazz Festival
Enjoy a free festival of live world jazz with the flavours of Brazil, Turkey, Africa, Ireland and Latin. Join us at the baseball diamond behind the St Jacobs Firestation in the Village of St Jacobs for 3 evenings of music, food, workshops and fun.
Sep. 17, 3:30 p.m. – Sep. 19, 9:30 p.m.
St Jacobs Ball Diamond Outfield,
3 Water Street, St Jacobs, ON

Schedule

Friday, September 17

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Children's Workshop Tent

Children's Workshop

Details to follow

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Stage

Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble

Based in Guelph Ontario the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble (GYJE) provides young musicians with the opportunity to learn about and explore the world of jazz and improvised music.

Website: https://gyje.org

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Main Stage

EKaya African Jazz Trio

eKhayamusic is Zimbabwean, Jamaican and Canadian sounds woven into a musical tapestry, with each song part of a story, waking a memory and invigorating the ears. The eKhaya sound is a merging of Afro Jazz, Afro-beat, Rhythm & Blues, Rock, and Reggae! It is both old and new, with a warm and engaging presence and a charismatic music style.

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Stage

The Clefs of Moher

This Celtic-inspired modern 11-piece jazz band creates a unique sound that fuses jazz, classical and Celtic music. Tim Moher's Celtic jazz ensemble includes a French horn, trumpet, sax, two fiddles, cello, uilleann pipes, two percussionists, bass, keys and guitar.

Website: clefsofmoher.com

Saturday, September 18

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Children's Workshop Tent

Children's Workshop

Details to follow

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Stage

Fernanda Cunha & Trio

Brought up in a rich musical environment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, singer Fernanda Cunha began her career in 1997 and has since toured Brazil, Europeand North America, performing at prestigious international jazz festivals. Regular appearances at jazz festivals in Canada have helped to carve out a whole new fan base for Cunha’s post-bossa groove, and in 2019 she moved to Canada.Member of Latin Grammy, she has 8 Solo CDs released worldwide and available in all digital stores.

Fernanda is accompanied by a trio of great musicians from Toronto and will perform some of then finest Brazilian bossa nova songs, sambas and originals.

Website: fernandacunha.com

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Main Stage

14 Hours

From the deepest roots of the ancient east, carrying his ancestors' music to the modern world, Majd Sekkar established a new band to feature the multicultural atmosphere of Canada by mixing the Middle Eastern microtonal sound with jazz harmony and rhythm.

14 Hours was established in 2019 in Toronto as a fusion Jazz band that seeks to bring hope,  inspiration and innovation to all people of Toronto. The music ensemble started with guitarist Demetrios Petsalakis, drummer Max Senitt, and bassist Tyler Emond. When asked why  "14 hours", Majd said it is the plane trip time that moved him from his homeland to Canada.  For him, this trip was a bridge that brought him from his past to the future, from the east to the west, and from the ancient world to the new one. He believes that this band is exactly like that trip, it is a cultural bridge between the soulful improvisation of eastern music and the rhythmic jazz vibes.

Insta: @majdsekkarmusic
Fb: @majdsekkarmusic
YouTube:@majdsekkarmusic

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Main Stage

Collectivo Ensemble

Enjoy the sounds of this Chilean quitet featuring JJ Acuña on guitar and vox, Max Senitt on drums, Tyler Edmond on bass and friends.

Sunday, September 19

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Children's Workshop Tent

Children's Workshop

Details to follow

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Children's Workshop Tent

Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble

Based in Guelph Ontario the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble (GYJE) provides young musicians with the opportunity to learn about and explore the world of jazz and improvised music.

Website: https://gyje.org

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Main Stage

Juneyt's Turkish Trio

Singer Begum Boyanci: She was born in Turkey. She had studied Classical Guitar for along time then she started singing. She completed Turkish Classical Music Master degree in 2013. She recorded an album with Kadir Yılmaz; the album called “Muhayyel” was published in 2017. She moved to Canada in 2017. She continues her music studies in Toronto.

Bassist Tom Nagy: Tom Nagy has been playing music longer than he can remember. After finishing his degree in music performance, Tom toured intercontinentally and performed at Massey Hall with The Gary Cain Band. Closer to home, Tom performs with flamenco Nuevo phenom Juneyt, Genesis tribute band The Genesis Experience, and his annual sold-out Christmas Experience extravaganza at The Jazz Room. Recent recordings include a collection of Christmas travesties, Juneyt’s “Fuego” and The Gary Cain Band’s “Twangadelic Bluesophunk”.

Guitarist Juneyt: Juneyt: Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Juneyt is a self-taught musician and has been playing Flamenco & Nuevo-Flamenco Guitar for years. He has played alongside many well-known musicians throughout his career. Juneyt has performed as a studio guitarist on more than 15 albums and numerous festivals in Europe, Asia, South & North America also opened for many world-renowned musicians such as Liona Boyd, John McDermott, Alex Cuba, Doobie Brothers, Santana and many more. He is the Musical and Educational Director for H20 Congo Movement, President of Chris Lane Foundation for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer; Juneyt regularly donates his time for many charity organizations. Achievements: Juneyt has been nominated & won the 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards, & 2019 Waterloo Region Arts Awards. has been a five-time nominee for Waterloo Region Arts Awards (2008, 2010, 2012, 19); He has composed music for two television documentaries and won 13 Diamond Readers

Website: juneyt.com
Insta: @juneytyetkiner
FB: Juneyt Yetkiner

Twitter: @Juneyt

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Stage

Montuno Police

Six accomplished musicians playing original instrumental compositions, combining wicked grooves and creative interplay. We mix the harmonic and improvisational traditions of North American Jazz with the rhythmic influences of Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Arabic music. The result is an aural explosion of global grooves taking the ear in new and riveting musical directions.

Website: montunopolice.com

Thank you to our Sponsors and Grantors

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