Let’s celebrate 20th Anniversary of Kincardine Summer Music Festival, a dependable lineup of musical talent gathered together for the next two weeks at various venues in this gem of a town located on the shores of Lake Huron, Ontario.
If I had my druthers, I would like to see the musicians and vocalists I have heard before and hope to hear again. As well, there are some I would like to hear for the first time such as the Jazz.FM 91 Youth Big Band. I’ve always liked listening to young musicians and never cease to be pleasantly surprised at unexpected talent.
Here’s my pick of the week:
Sunday, July 31st, 7:30p.m. Govenor’s Inn
Brian O’Kane, trumpet, with Jazz.FM 91 Youth Big Band. I know very little of this big band but it’s here you get the emerging musicians young enough for me to be able to say. “I remember when”. Sometimes it happens.
Monday, August 1st, 4:00 p.m. Another chance to hear Jazz.FM 91 Youth Big Band at a free concert in the park.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 4:00 p.m. In The Park. Bobby Dean Blackburn Trio. This versatile keyboard entertainer, Bobby Dean, always sings my song with feeling – Foggy Day. All afternoon concerts are free in the park.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 4:00 p.m.In The Park. Howlin’ Dog Vintage Jazz Band. A terrific Dixieland jazz band always good for an entertaining time.
Thursday, August 4th, 7:30 p.m. Govenor’s Inn. Bill May’s Trio – “Mays at the Movies”. Can’t remember hearing this pianist before but I have listened to his sidesmen, Lorne Lofsky on guitar. If I don’t get there, my colleague, Tom Lewis intends to go with his friend, Brian, another jazz addict from Owen Sound and I am sure they will tell me what I missed.
Friday, August 5th, 4:00 p.m.In The Park. Jazz Student Showcase gives us another opportunity hear up and coming musicians.
Sunday, August 7th, 7:30 p.m. In The Park. Lighthouse Swing Band, another band I have listened to and enjoyed many times over the years.
And that’s my lineup of jazz renderings on my wish list.
There’s just one performance during the second week that caught my eye:
Tuesday, August 9th, 4:00 p.m. In The Park. Métis Fiddler Quartet. This intrigued me mainly because I listened to a Métis combo recently at Grey Roots Museum and Archives. The event was a reunion of Owen Sound Métis and Metis from Midland and other parts of Ontario. I crashed the party mainly beause it included a fish fry and I can hardly ever resist a fish lunch. Meal, entertainment and particularly the people did not disappoint. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon at Moreston Heritage Village, the outdoors part of Owen Sound’s museum.
Hope to see you at one of these celebratory events.
Full details here:Kincardine Summer Music Festival
For all jazz events in Grey and Bruce Counties, click Jazz By The Bay