TIJUANA 2 NIGHT
The Lonely Bull
Lollipops and Roses
What Now My Love
So What’s New
The Look of Love
Walk Don’t Run
All My Loving
A Taste of Honey
This Guy’s in Love With You
Shadow of Your Smile
Strike Up The Band
A Quiet Tear
Never on Sunday
The Girl from Ipanema
South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)
Zorba the Greek
Last Tango in Paris
Starts 7:00 pm
Doors Open 6:00 pm
GRAND BEND PLACE
25 Main St West, Grand Bend, ON
Warm up your winter evening with the sounds of the sixties featuring songs made famous by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
Alpert and the Tijuana Brass won six Grammy Awards.
Fifteen of their albums won gold discs, and fourteen won platinum discs. In 1966 over 13 million Alpert recordings were sold, outselling the Beatles.
That same year, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized that Alpert set a new record by placing five albums simultaneously in the Top 20 on the Billboard Pop Album chart, an accomplishment that has never been repeated.
Featured on trumpet will be Paul Stevenson and Barry Usher on alto sax along with percussionist Rob Larose . Steve Holowitz is on keyboards and the band will be directed by Darryl Stacey on bass.
Barry is a versatile woodwind performer and educator based in London, Ontario. His ability to navigate various styles, ranging from jazz to classical and beyond, has afforded him the privilege of collaborating with esteemed artists and organizations including Phil Nimmons, Rob McConnell, Michael Bolton, Josh Groban, Marie Osmond, Randy Waldman, The Temptations, Robert Davi, Dave Boyer, Orchestra London Canada, the Stratford Festival, Drayton Entertainment Theatres, and the Grand Theatre, London. Barry is also a dedicated educator. He maintains an active private studio and has taught at both the University of Western Ontario and with the Thames Valley District School Board.
Darryl has been a professional musician, as a sideman or leader for over 30 years in London, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding area. He has performed with many local artists from across the region, with such well-known celebrities as Jenny Jones, Rich Little, the stars of The Lawrence Welk Show, Don Harron, Gordie Tapp, (Hee Haw) and The Harmonicats. He works in a wide variety of musical settings from jazz to pop.
He has enjoyed sharing the stage as an opener or guest, with the likes of Rob McConnell (Boss Brass), Peter Appleyard, Kevin Turcotte (Great Uncles of the Revolution), Norm Amadio, Carol Welsman, and Dan Hill along with appearing at the Waterloo, Oakville, Sarnia and Ottawa Jazz Festivals, and at London’s Grand Theatre, Huron County and Petrolia playhouses.
Darryl was the music co-coordinator for the opening of the John Labatt Centre in 2002 (now Budweiser Gardens), the Scott Tournament of Hearts Women’s Curling Championship in 1986, and the London International RIBFEST for an 18 year run.
As a music graduate of Western University in London, Darryl has been involved in many local musical projects with well known local musical artists of all stripes, while securing musical services for corporate and charitable functions.
Darryl’s main career included a lengthy stint as an educator with the Thames Valley District School Board. For the last 11 years of its existence, he was a key member in the house band at London’s iconic jazz club “Maggies” . He was also nominated in the Jazz category for the 2017, 2011 and 2009 Jack Richardson Music Awards.
Currently, Darryl tours with the Jeans ’n Classics Band, thoroughly enjoying his time with his JnC band mates along with the many superb orchestras from across North America. Any other down time will find him sailing the waters of Lake Huron on his classic 30 foot sailing sloop “JEDI”.
“Electrifying audiences with his playing, Paul Stevenson can soar into the stratosphere in a brilliant solo and then captivate listeners with a flugelhorn ballad.” -Wichita Falls Times
At home in jazz, orchestral or commercial settings, Paul has been described as one of Canada’s most versatile trumpet players. Paul possesses an outstanding command and understanding of the trumpet. No matter the style, Paul is able to capture the subtle nuances and brings great energy and excitement to the music being performed. As a performer Paul is in great demand, and has played for such international artists as Michael Bolton, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Diana Krall, Roger Hodgson, Natalie Cole, and many others.
Paul is a freelance trumpet player, and Head of Music at a high school with the Thames Valley District School Board. For the past 20 years, Paul has been principal trumpet of Brassroots, a 10-piece brass and percussion ensemble, and is also principal trumpet with the Jeans and Classics Rock Symphony.
As a regular soloist with Jeans ’n Classics, Paul’s solo shows include Blood Sweat and Tears, Earth Wind and Fire, and Chicago, performed with symphonies to great reviews across North America, from Texas to Florida.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Paul began his trumpet studies with Jim Ford, former principal trumpet of Orchestra London Canada. Paul graduated from Western University with his BA and MM in performance, and is currently working on his Doctorate of Musical Arts Program at Western University.
The Director of Music at St. James Westminster Anglican Church in London Ontario. He received his formal musical training at Lakehead University and at the University of Western Ontario. He has recently retired after teaching music at A.B. Lucas S.S. for over thirty years.
Stephen is a native of Thunder Bay where he led a number of jazz groups in the area, the most notable of which was “Occasional Jazz”. He moved to London in 1983, where he completed a Bachelor of Music in Performance (Organ and Church Music) and a Bachelor of Education (Music, Dramatic Arts). He has been featured with the London Encore Concert Band, Orchestra London, Brassroots, London Pro Musica, the Karen Schussler Singers, and Herencia Latina. Along with Oliver Whitehead, he was keyboardist and co-composer for The Antler River Project a London ensemble which blended jazz, world music and contemporary composition into a unique musical experience
Stephen can also be seen and heard performing with Denise Pelley, Paul Stevenson and the contemporary folk group “Celtic Shift”
Stephen has recorded two CDs of original arrangements of traditional hymns and gospel music and has composed music for the Amabile Youth Choir, Project Sing, and the Grand Theatre.
If you can hit it, Rob can play it! Whether its kit drumming, hand drumming or orchestral percussion, Rob’s got it covered. Rob Larose studied classical percussion at the University of Western Ontario, jazz drumming with Roger Flock at Humber College, and Latin percussion with Memo Acevado and Rick Lazar in Toronto. For over 30 years Rob has been a familiar fixture around London performing with numerous groups including: Orchestra London, new age jazz group The Antler River Project, salsa band Herencia Latina, The Blue Water Big Band, Celtic Shift, and funk band FunkINC!! For 12 years, Rob toured throughout Canada and the U.S. with the Stratford based celtic fusion group Rant Maggie Rant. In music theatre Rob has been in ‘the pit’ for “Annie”, “Joseph”, “Songs for a New World”, “ In the Heights” and more. Most recently Rob has been kept busy as part of the pit orchestra for “Mamma Mia”, “Titanic”, “Elf” and Mary Poppins at the Grand Theatre in London, ON. As an educator Rob ran a private percussion studio in London for 16 years and has been guest clinician for the Ontario Music Educators Association, The Metro Toronto School board and an adjudicator for jazz and percussion performances in Canada and the U.S. Rob was percussion faculty of the National Music Camp of Canada from 1995-1999 and has written a book on Latin Percussion techniques. Currently Rob enjoys teaching as part of the music faculty at the University of Western Ontario where he teaches percussion techniques and world drumming. Rob resides in Sarnia where he enjoys performing in the Imperial Theatre musical productions such as “Tarzan” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”