Jazz on the Plaza: Free Outdoor Concerts

Every Friday this August The Burlington Performing Arts Centre will present a free concert on the plaza, featuring a different performer each evening. The performances take place from 6:30pm-8:30pm and the bar will be open. In the event of rain, the performance will move from the plaza into the lobby. Performers include Jude Johnson (Burlington), Mike Malone (Hamilton), Joel Haynes and the Jazz Collective (Burlington/Toronto), and Micah Barnes (Toronto).

Friday, August 7: Jude Johnson. Jude Johnson is a vocalist, songwriter and performer who grew up in Burlington. Jude is Hamilton’s Special Music Ambassador and was inducted into the Hamilton Gallery of Distinction in 2009. Jude received the Hamilton Arts award for Arts Education in 2011. She has also been the unseen voice on many radio and TV commercials, been featured on CBC radio and sung on over 50 albums with a variety of artists.

Friday, August 14: Mike Malone. Trumpet player, composer, and arranger Mike Malone has been part of the Canadian Jazz scene since the early 1970’s. From 1986 until retirement in 2011 he taught at Mohawk College including trumpet and composition courses. In 2013 he became Director of the Jazz Band at McMaster University.

Friday, August 21: Joel Haynes and the Jazz Collective. Based in Toronto, the Jazz  Collective serves up their own unique jazz compositions penned from each member with elements of high energy jazz and contemporary harmonies. The group is a “wish list of jazz musicians”  put together by Joel Haynes (Burlington) & Jeff King (Toronto). The players: Alexis Baro (trumpet), Jeff King (tenor sax), Luis Deniz (alto sax), Adrean Farrugia (piano), Arti Roth (acoustic bass) and Joel Haynes (drums).

Friday, August 28: Micah Barnes. Starting in the cabarets and jazz clubs of Toronto while still a teenager, Micah Barnes is now a well-loved singer-songwriter. He toured the world with The Nylons, and later his solo career led to his #1 international club hit Welcome To My Head. Micah earned coverage in Rolling Stone magazine as “an Indie artist to watch”.

For more information on these events, click the performer name below!

Jude Johnson – August 7
Mike Malone – August 14
Micah Barnes – August 28


For more information and to see everything that’s coming up at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, visit our website www.burlingtonpac.ca or visit us in person at the Box Office located at 440 Locust Street in Burlington. The Box Office can be reached by calling (905) 681-6000.

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