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This is quite an interesting event. Here is the press release. I will also be playing with the Steel City Dixieland Jazz Band during intermissions.


September 15th, 2005

Brantford/Brant County, ON.

The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts will be transformed into a Bourbon

Street Mardi Gras on Thursday, October 6th, with all proceeds going directly to

the Canadian Red Cross designated for Hurricane Katrina Relief.

“MARDI GRAS NORTH†will see music professionals from inside and outside the

area coming together to produce the evening’s diverse program of blues, jazz

and gospel music under the baton of David Bowser, prominent Conductor and

Artistic Director of the North York Concert Orchestra. Several of the players are

coming from as far as North York where David is currently serving as Guest

Conductor of the North York Concert Orchestra.

The concept for the benefit was borne out of a passion to make a difference by

those willing to share a myriad of talent. Co ordinating the event with Bowser is

Shirley Roy, a Paris resident, who has worked with many of the symphonic

players who will be taking the stage that evening. Vocalists Lauren Roy

(Stardust Follies; Speakeasy Showband; Vibrant Magazine), Talk of the Town

Production’s Deano Wilson Rouse, and gospel singer Doreen Johnson will bring

their special talents to the mainstage. The Tim Turvey Trio, with Tim on

Percussion; Nick Bastian - Lead Guitar and Joel Banks on Bass Guitar. Kevin

Williams will be adding to this quintet with his flugel horn. Rounding out the stage

musicians will be symphonic musicians from the Kitchener, Hamilton and Toronto


Live entertainment begins on Dalhousie Street at 6:30 with the CKPC band and

the Steel City Dixieland Band.

Tickets for the show are $25 ($15 Child/Student) and can be ordered directly

from the Sanderson Centre Box office at (519) 758-8090 or 1-800-265-0710

This is an opportunity for our communities to make a significant contribution to

our southern neighbors in need. Round up your friends and family and really

make a difference!!!

MARDI GRAS NORTH – A Hurricane Katrina Benefit

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts

88 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, Ontario N3T 5V7

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Mainstage curtain time: 7:30 p.m. (come early for the pre-show entertainment)



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