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The Burlington Performing Arts Centre Announces: Jazz on the Plaza Returns August 13-14, 2022

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre Announces: Jazz on the Plaza Returns August 13-14, 2022

Jazz on the plaza at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) will be back on the weekend of August 13 and 14th to enjoy the amazing sounds of Amanda Martinez, Shuffle Demons, Clerel and Laila Biali.

“Historically it has been an event Patrons can attend at no cost and we are excited to be able to go back to those origins and host it as an open event yet again,” says BPAC Executive Director, Tammy Fox. “Is there anything better than enjoying an outdoor concert in the summer months?”

This is not a ticketed event and therefore residents are encouraged to arrive early to secure a good seat in the plaza The show will go on, rain or shine. Audience are encouraged to bring their folding chair, a and a hat for some shade.! The performances will be held 4pm and 6pm Saturday August 13th and 2pm and 4pm on Sunday August 14th.

Gold Sponsor– The Burlington Downtown Business Association
Silver Sponsors – Brock University, Chartwell Retirement Residences, Rick Burgess of Frederikse Law and Stoner & Company Family Law

About the Performers

Amanda Martinez (Saturday August 13, at 4pm)

Amanda Martinez is a Toronto-based singer/songwriter whose music exultingly blends her unique Mexican and South African roots with flamenco soul. Her solo CDs have garnered her multiple nominations for Latin Jazz Performer of the Year, and her songs have appeared on three Putumayo world music collections: Bossanova Around the World, Latin Dreamland and most recently, Cafe Latino. Her third and latest CD “Mañana” was helmed by GRAMMY-winning producer Javier Limón and is set for release in 2013. Limón, whose production credits include acclaimed singers such as Buika, Mariza and

The Shuffle Demons (Saturday August 13, at 6pm)

The Shuffle Demons are a high-energy Canadian band that blends virtuosic jazz and funk playing with eye-catching costumes and over the top stage antics to produce an incredible show. A hit at festivals all over the world, the Shuffle Demons are a crowd pleasing, full-on musical group that backs up wild stage antics with phenomenal playing by some of Canada’s most talented musicians.

Clerel (Saturday August 14, at 2pm)

Breakout Montreal based vocalist/songwriter has been dubbed the next ‘Leon Bridges of Canada’. His warm voice captivates and takes your breath away, and wins over the audience in seconds. Enjoy his breezy and soulful music, that earned him a spot on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show.

Laila Biali (Saturday August 14, at 4pm)

Laila Biali takes the best of pop, rock, classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it into her musical arrangements and original songs. Laila has presented her music at prestigious venues spanning five continents including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Peru’s El Festival Internacional de Lima, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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