“Harlem Hits & Southern Swing!”…there’s a hot blues & jazz show of epic proportions, pullin’ in to the town of Oakville… SOON! Got YOUR TICKET yet? $15 NOW!

What a ride! So much to compliment to our AWESOME band “SWINGLINE” for this EPIC project! It all started with a) a successful corporate sponsorship campaign March – September 2017 & our gratitude to dollar for dollar matching via “ARTSVEST – BUSINESS FOR THE ARTS”  —> that heaped a well needed reasonable pile of cash into HJS bank account AND 11 very supportive corporate partners [Please check out our list of business partners who support “Halton JAZZ Singers” scroll to the bottom of this link: HJS Corporate Partners! – ] – there it is… it gave us impetus to GO FORWARD!

November, 2017 Halton JAZZ Singers received a contract for hire – “Concerts in the Park – Central Park – 2018 Wednesday nite Summer Series.” We’ve been hired!

Next ‘challenge is…’ – who will play our music for this 1.5 hour event? To be clear: Halton JAZZ Singers need a band to play their charts; moreover, HJS needed MORE charts:  At least enough vocal music with corresponding band instrumental arrangements for 90 minutes of entertainment by HJSTRIO … Who? The answer was an amazing 9 piece little big band, SWINGLINE, managed by Urmas Soomet, –  a Shining Knight, a music ‘rock star for Halton JAZZ Singers!  Urmas is HJS’s music ‘Rain-Maker’...a fabulous string & bass guitar player, recording studio owner (Studio 13), competent sound engineer for many talented music artists, Canadian, international, & from withing the local surrounding communities including Halton JAZZ SingersStudio 13 – audio sampling – HJS first demo CD

Honestly, It’s been an amazing ride so far!  The network of musicians, band leaders, managers, etc.  that have ‘an ear’ and a kind willingness to give a ‘hand up’ with open arms to explore the sounds & musicianship of Halton JAZZ Singers – curious or otherwise for Halton… WOW! MAGNETIC!  HJSTRIO & team are VERY GRATEFUL!

SWINGLINE’s music director, Darren Blundell, is a talented tenor sax player & quite a Scots bloke  at rehearsals, we have come to  experience.  This is a band of equitable decision making: Thank goodness the 9 band members SWINGLINE Musicians  willingly opted to ‘come along’ for this 4 month music journey: What would that require: i) an undertaking to master 11 big band charts for vocal jazz trio – Six of these are brand new arrangements by Gary Martin,  (mega-talented composer/arranger; sax player with Octokats, band leader of his own big band, MEGACITY & just a plain wonderful gentleman!) ii) Plan for & execute 4 intense rehearsals in order to get these new charts gelled with HJSTRIO – Siona, Jason & Darcea & band members!

Well ….It’s happenin’…Oh! My! Is it ever happenin’! – Give a listen – here’s a ‘taste’ of our last rehearsal – (HJSTRIO vocals are saved for your entertainment pleasure upon your arrival on Sunday, July 8th 3:00 pm. CLUB ROOM downstairs, Bronte Legion, 79 Jones Street, Oakville!

SWINGLINE band, “SING SING SING”

GET YOUR TICKET NOW! $15 CASH or $20 at the door OR on line: Tickets – HJS “Harlem Hits & Southern Swing!” Wanna buy on line – here’s the link: Tickets – Halton JAZZ Singers & SWINGLINE “Harlem Hits & Southern Swing” Sun. July 8th 3:00 p.m.

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ IN BRONTE @ Bronte Legion PUB

No words can tell a story of enjoyment more than pictures –

Saturday afternoon Jazz @ Bronte Legion, was launched on November 25th. Fabulous, acoustics & newly renovated ‘plush, upscale surroundings inside the PUB made it an inviting environment for Halton JAZZ Singers & their rhythm combo HJB (Heiki on piano, James on drums and Brent on string bass) to ‘strut their stuff. The guys did an awesome job backing us on our solo vocals and as a vocal jazz trio – Siona -alto, Jason tenor,  & Darcea soprano – & these guys are an amazing tight instrumental trio in their own right …and if that weren’t enough, we’re  training & educating up and coming vocalists – giving them an opportunity to learn & sing with HJB LIVE JAZZ TRIO – Our first guest vocalist was  PAUL STEWART, whose vocals are amazing – Route 66, All of Me, What a Wonderful World. Audience comments were, “Wow, this is great – all of you …each of you… When’s the next one?” All for a suggested entry (PWYC) $5+ That’s a steal of a deal!  The crowd stayed for the full 2 sets! Bronte Legion Pub has bar service & snack food…  THERE’S MORE TO COME.. we promise – Mark your calendars for Saturday afternoon, December 16th 2-5 p.m. same location – Bronte Legion PUB, 79 Jones Street, 1 block east of Bronte Road & 1 block south off of Lakeshore Road.   Bring your Santa Hat & flashing antler head-dress – it’s gonna be a Christmas Party atmosphere  Guest entertainers will be GRANT FOSTER & THE 10+ ACOUSTIC GUITAR GUITGANG for “A fun CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG!”