ABOUT US

Welcome to the home of Halton JAZZ Singers!   We’re a relatively new vocal jazz group and are pleased to be registered as a  Not-For-Profit organization.  The Halton community consists of Burlington, Oakville, Bronte, Milton, Georgetown and Halton Hills.  It’s our home base from where we draw our musician singers!

Halton JAZZ Singers come from all walks of life – teachers, executives, engineers, retirees! The common thread is that we are musicians first:   We are able to independently & proficiently sight read and sight sing from published music 4 part vocal charts and we thrive on small 4 part group vocals in the vocal jazz element!  Each of us is also enjoyably challenged by technology that drives music apps which we consistently use as an integral part of our group’s skill sets!  Since most of us work full time, we communicate via use of google apps (G-drive, google docs, etc.)

2017HERE WE GO AGAIN!…. Mark your calendar

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Halton JAZZ Singers, (r-l) Jason, Darcea, Siona &  baritone Adam Bronx getting ready to rev it up with Mississauga BIG Band, April 8th

Wednesday, JULY 19th, Halton JAZZ Singers (Darcea, Siona, Jason & Adam) will again, join forces with the very entertaining 17 piece big band, Mississauga BIG BAND JAZZ Ensemble, led by Bruce Cassidy, respected musician & “BOSS BRASS” co-founder.  It’s gonna be an enjoyable evening of summer music in the park – sponsored by Burlington’s Parks & Recreation.  Bring your lawn chair, your shades & a come down to CENTRAL PARK BANDSHELL. Enter the park from NEW STREET, or Drury Lane. Hope to see you there!

 

IT WAS an awesome evening of vocals and big band sound.was had on April 8th at Cooksville United Church, 2500 Mimosa Row, Mississauga.  Check out Mississauga Big Band’s website for more details! IT WAS AWESOME!

Here’s the link to Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble’s website: 12 AMAZING VOCALISTS & M.B.B.J.E. Sat. April 8th 7:00 p.m. Cooksville United Church

Halton JAZZ Singers’ 2016 season was VERY BUSY… ….

We’ve put our new sound system to good use for sure… 38 gigs from January to July 1 2016… weekends only! … Thanks to our clients! Halton JAZZ Singers  sincerely appreciates our relationships with your organizations!  It continues to be our pleasure to bring our sound to YOU! 

JULY 1ST CANADA DAY with Burlington Symphony on the Bay!

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Last JUNE We had a gig with our C.A.A. store and in the Oakville Square with Mississauga SWING Band

May  …every weekend we were out gigging in the Halton community!

April – and also in April…Halton JAZZ Singers continue to bring their sound to various venues every weekend…. Thank you Del Manor Oakville!

Halton JAZZ Singers entertained on Valentines Day at Burlington’s Pearl & Pine Retirement Residence  

              

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Amica Princess Royal Retirement Residence, 2016

Oakville Spectacular 2015

Oakville Spectacular 2015

Oakville Spectacular Showcase Event” 2015

December 2015..Halton Jazz Singers brought their festive sound,  “A Jazzy festive Coffee time” to two  Tim Hortonslocations in east Oakville.102

 

 

 

 

Kerr Street Tree Lighting on November 24st, 2016.Halton JAZZ Singers Festive Jazzy tunes

 

 

 

 

 

2015-09-26 12.12.24September 2015 & 20116  Oakville Town Square, Entertainment for “Farmers Market”

CHATTANOOGA CHECK THE WATCH TIME

CJ’s Cafe Bronte (May, 2015)

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May 21, 2015  Halton JAZZ Singers inaugurate its VOCAL JAZZ EDUCATION OUTREACH PROGRAM at Holy Trinity High School (Oakville) Music Nite.

THE MISSION/GOALS OF HALTON JAZZ SINGERS

I.  TO EDUCATE  

a) THE SINGER:  To provide a safe learning venue for singers capable of maintaining vocal independence while stretching their vocal jazz technique; and to teach singers the art of critical listening for balance & blended harmonies  in the group while singing 4 part S.A.T.B. contemporary and traditional vocal jazz songs.  Our selections are written & arranged by George & Ira Gershwin, Mark Hays, Johnny Mercer, Kirby Shaw, Darmon Meader, Kerry Marsh, Jay Althouse.

b) HIGH SCHOOL AGED STUDENTS:  To establish a VOCAL JAZZ EDUCATION OUTREACH PROGRAM  in the community high schools and community musical arts groups.

II. TO ENTERTAIN

To offer our talent to provide entertainment in our community for educational, charitable and community minded events!  In the past, Halton JAZZ Singers have performed at Culture Days, Kerr  St. BIA Tree Lighting 2014,  Burlington Museum “Ireland House,” retirement homes and Halton school board events.

III. TO COLLABORATE

To work with organizations in the Halton & surrounding communities to support, enhance & promote the jazz vocal group idiom.

If you would like us to perform at your event,  contact us  we would be delighted to perform, schedules permitting.

HJ Singers come to ‘get’ what makes vocal jazz hip AND GIVE IT!

HJ SINGERS rehearse Saturdays 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m, September through to May with gigs on Saturdays & Sundays in the community and surrounding area in November & December and again in May, June & into July.  We take the month of August off and start back into it again in September.

 

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