Jazz and Funk in the City!

Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 7:30pm

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The TD Niagara Jazz Festival presents a World Premiere!

CHOPS ‘N’ SOUL - Birth of a New Funk Supergroup  

Darryl Dixon cut his teeth as a member of George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic collective. After his exit, he founded Chops Horns, and in short time they were recording with Grandmaster Flash and The Furious FiveThe SequenceSpoonie Gee, and The Sugarhill Gang.

They have leant their credibility and signature arrangements to some of the biggest artists in the world (The PoliceAlicia KeysThe Rolling StonesBob DylanChristina Aguilera).

“Soul Joel” Parisien, a singer writer and producer with multiple Billboard© top-five singles under his belt. He “remember[s] thinking, this is more than just a horn section for hire. Even then we were talking about one day collaborating on a project that would finally put them center stage.”

Combine all of the above and the result is: Chops ‘n’ Soul: a collaboration between Parisien, Chops Horns, and P-Funk alumni Bernie WorrellDennis Chambers and Fred Wesley and you have the Birth of a New Funk Supergroup

Seen for the first time in Canada at the 2017 TD Niagara Jazz Festival!

Opening Acts:



Keith Jarrett Songbook

Adrean Farrugia fell in love with the piano at age 12. He began extensive classical studies and at the age of 18 was bitten by the Jazz bug and has never looked back. Since then he has dedicated his life to bringing music into the lives of anyone willing to listen.

He has performed across Canada, the US, Japan, the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Israel, & Australia. He has appeared on more than 30 recordings and has shared the stage with internationally renowned artists such as Sheila Jordan, Ernie Watts, Kenny Wheeler, Jane Bunnett, Curtis Fuller & Matt Dusk and many more.  For his set he will play a selection from the Keith Jarrett Songbook.

Adrean Farrugia: Piano
Rob McBride: Bass
Anthony Michelli: Drums

DATE: Friday, July 28th, 2016
EVENT: Flagship Launch Event
STAGE: First Ontario Performing Arts Centre – Partridge Hall
ADDRESS: 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines
TIME:  7:30PM – 11:00PM
PRICE: $49.00 + HST  (Special price for NOW ticket purchasers:  $39.00 + HST)



FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

250 St. Paul Street
St Catharines, ON L2R 3M2

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