Jazz Festival
Signature Event

Jazz Festival

September 2 - September 4
Belleville Downtown District BIABelleville Downtown District BIA
1 Bridge Street East, Suite 204

It’s time to bust a move, Belleville, and put some sizzle in your summer. The sounds of New Orleans, New York, and Havana are coming to you this Labour Day Weekend when our Downtown District hosts its first Jazz Festival from September 2 through 4.

Jazz Festival organizer, Howard Rees—a Toronto-born, New York-trained jazz pianist with deep ties to Bay of Quinte Country reached out to the City of Belleville, Bay of Quinte Tourism, the Quinte Arts Council, and the Belleville BIA who embraced his vision with enthusiasm. Based on earlier success directing festivals in the Distillery District of Toronto, and a vocal jazz collaboration with the Hastings Prince Edward School Board in 2019, Howard felt the time was right.

Howard has reached sponsorship agreements with Karlo Estates, Wellington, Lakeland Multi-Trade, Cobourg and Bay Mazda, Belleville, to support the festival. He partnered with Long & McQuade to provide musical equipment.

 


An Evening with Jane Bunnett & Friends – Opening Night of the Belleville Downtown Jazz Festival @ The Belleville Club

Jane is one of Canada’s most recognizable name in Jazz. She is a bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, composer and five-time Juno Award winner, who has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the US, and Cuba.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Jane in an intimate club environment. Seating is limited.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Performance begins at 8 p.m.

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This special performance is generously sponsored by: Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board


Jazz Festival Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

4:30PM – 6:00PM: Happy Hour with the Howard Rees Trio
Belleville Club, 210 Pinnacle St.
Howard Rees (piano), Paco Luviano (bass), Harry Ellis (drums)

5:30PM – 7:30PM: Justine Campbell & Liane Fainsinger Duo
Capers Restaurant, 272 Front St.
Justine Campbell (vocals), Liane Fainsinger (piano)

6:00PM – 8:00PM: Hannah Burge Luviano & Michael Monis Duo
Dinkels Restaurant, 44 Bridge St.
Hannah Burge Luviano (vocals), Michael Monis (guitar)

8:00PM– 10:00PM: An Evening with Jane Bunnett & Friends
Belleville Club, 210 Pinnacle St. (doors open at 7pm)
Tickets $50, available through Eventbrite
Sponsored by Bay of Quinte

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

11:00AM – 4:00PM: Duo Series featuring bassist Duncan Hopkins
Parrott Gallery, Belleville Library 254 Pinnacle St.
11:00AM Liane Fainsinger, piano
1:15PM Howard Rees, piano
3:00PM Steve Holt, piano

12:00PM – 1:00PM: Jazz For Kids! with Chris McKhool & Fiddlefire
Parrott Stage, Market Square
Sponsored by the Quinte Arts Council

1:00PM – 5:00PM: Front Street Jazz Party with Various Jazz Duos
Bridge to Victoria
Sponsored by Lakeland Multi-Trade

4:30PM – 6:00PM: Happy Hour with the Howard Rees Trio
Belleville Club, 210 Pinnacle St.
Howard Rees (piano), Paco Luviano (bass), Harry Ellis (drums)

5:30PM – 7:30PM: Liane Fainsinger (vocals & piano)
Capers Restaurant, 272 Front St.

6:00PM – 8:00PM: Lenni Stewart & Michael Monis Duo
Dinkels Restaurant, 44 Bridge St.
Lenni Stewart (vocals), Michael Monis (guitar)

6:30PM – 7:30PM: Salsa Dance Lesson – everyone welcome!
Parrott Stage, Market Square
Sponsored by Downtown Belleville BIA

8:00PM – 10:00PM: Sol de Cuba, Cuban Music & Dance Party
Parrott Stage, Market Square
Sponsored by Downtown Belleville BIA

9:30PM – 11.30PM: Jam Session with the Steve Holt Trio, all welcome!
Belleville Club, 210 Pinnacle St.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

1:00PM – 5:00PM: Front Street Jazz Party with Various Jazz Duos
Bridge to Victoria
Sponsored by Lakeland Multi-Trade

1:00PM – 4:00PM: Musicians Clinics with Howard Rees
Belleville Club, 210 Pinnacle St.
1:00PM Improvisation for all instruments
2:30PM Harmony for piano & guitar
Sponsored by the Quinte Arts Council

4:30PM – 6:00PM: Happy Hour with the Howard Rees Trio
Belleville Club, 210 Pinnacle St.
Howard Rees (piano), Paco Luviano (bass), Harry Ellis (drums)

6:00PM – 8:00PM: Lenni Stewart & Michael Monis Duo
Dinkels Restaurant, 44 Bridge St.
Lenni Stewart (vocals), Michael Monis (guitar)

8:00PM – 10:00PM: Jam Session with the Paco Luviano Trio, all welcome!
Belleville Club, 210 Pinnacle St.


Upcoming Dates Times
Friday, September 2 - Sunday, September 4All Day



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