thursday, october 17

Danny McErlain Trio with Chris Robinson and Peter Telford

Oct. 17, 2019 at 7:30pm

Orillia Opera House (Studio Theatre)

Celebrate the launch of this year's festival with these talented veteran musicians.

Danny McElrain - piano

Chris Robinson - saxophone

Peter Telford - bass

friday, october 18

Jazzy Dinner

Oct. 18, 2019 from 5:30pm-9pm

Eclectic Cafe

Come and celebrate the Orillia Jazz festival with a 3 course dinner, and the smooth sounds of Paul Brooks and Mike Milner. Reservation only event, two seatings; 5:30 and 7:30. Tickets are $60 per person plus tax and a portion of the sales are going to the Orillia Youth Centre. Alcoholic beverages and non alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
To make a reservation please call 705-330-0101

Jazz Byrds

Oct. 18, 2019 from 6pm-9pm


Good friends, great cuisine, a glass of wine and the cool sounds of the Jazz Byrds.  Myrelle Byrd, flute, and John Weston, guitar.

Andy Earle and the Bandits

Oct. 18, 2019 at 8pm

Brewery Bay

Student Showcase

Oct. 18, 2019 at 7pm

Geneva Event Centre

Twin Lakes, Patrick Fogarty, and Orillia Secondary Schools present an evening of jazz featuring stage bands from all three Orillia high schools.  Admission is by donation and all proceeds to go to the Orillia Youth Centre.

Alex Rabittson

Oct. 18, 2019 from 8:30pm-10:30pm

Hog 'n Penny

Linda Carone Duo

Oct. 18, 2019 from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Fionn MacCool's

An Evening of Jazz

Oct. 18, 2019 at 8pm

Lake Country Grill

Suds Sutherland and Randy Hoover, the horn section from the Sensations, are joined by Will Davis, piano, Ian Thurston, bass, and Mike Smit, drums, for an evening of jazz - swing, Latin and Dixieland. There is something for everyone.

saturday, october 19


Oct. 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

Orillia Opera House

Brassworks featuring guest artists:

John Johnson - alto saxophone

Shirantha Beddage - baritone saxophone

Christina Bosco - vocal soloist

Danny McErlain - piano

with Brassworks, the Orillia All-Star Jazz Band, and the winner of the Rising Stars Solo Competition

                     $25/adult  $10/youth

Duncan Wilson Trio

Oct. 19, 2019 from 9am-12pm

Orillia Public Library

Visit the Downtown Farmers' Market and enjoy some live jazz in the market area of the Library.

Rising Stars Youth Solo Competition

Oct. 19, 2019 from 1:30pm-3:30pm

Orillia Opera House

Student soloists from across Simcoe County will perform with Brassworks for a panel of adjudicators (Yamaha artists John Johnson and Shirantha Beddage).  The winner of the competition will be featured at the Saturday evening headline concert.

free admission -- open to the public

Colleen Allen with the Joe Huron Trio

Oct. 19, 2019 from 2pm-5pm

Apple Annie's Cafe

Free admission.  Licensed beer & wine!

Geoff Booth and Friends

Oct. 19, 2019 from 2pm-5pm

Hog 'n Penny

Craig Manprize

Oct. 19, 2019 from 8:30pm-10:30pm

Hog 'n Penny

Andy Earle and the Bandits

Oct. 19, 2019 from 2:30pm-4:30pm and 8pm-12pm

Brewery Bay

Jazz Byrds

Oct. 19, 2019 from 6pm-9pm


Good friends, great cuisine, a glass of wine and the cool sounds of the Jazz Byrds.  Myrelle Byrd, flute, and John Weston, guitar.

The Jazz Standards

Oct. 19, 2019 from 7pm-10pm


The “Jazz Standards”  appear at Rustica Pizza and Vino performing a variety of jazz standard tunes, Latin, ballads and some Dixieland.
Randy Hoover- trumpet
Will Davis - piano
Ian Thurston - bass

Lisa Hutchinson Blues Band Jam

Oct. 19, 2019 at 9pm

Lake Country Grill

Join Lisa Hutchinson and her band for an open jam session.  This was a great event last year, and not one to be missed!

sunday, october 20

Lance Anderson

Oct. 20, 2019 at 2pm

St. Paul's Centre

Maiden Voyage:  A Tribute to Herbie Hancock

A Words and Music Presentation

Featuring John Johnson, sax; William Sperendei, trumpet; Russ Boswell, bass; Charlie Cooley, drums


                             Tickets are also available at Alley Cats Music and Art, and at the door

Will Davis Trio

Oct. 20, 2019 at 12:00pm

Mariposa Market

Will Davis, piano; Mike Milner, bass; Ron Hill, drums

...straight ahead swing and bebop!

Oct. 20, 2019 from 3pm-5pm

Hog 'n Penny

Open Jam Session with Sean Patrick and Friends

Bring your voices and instruments or just come to listen!

Chris Robinson Trio

Oct. 20, 2019 from 6pm-9pm

Grape and Olive

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