Jazz in the Summer. Nothing cools you down… and warms you up… so harmoniously as the sound of jazz on a hot summer night. From Paris to New Orleans to London, the vibe is the same. Summer is not summer with out jazz.
Join us on July 29 2022 for our first Jazz Soiree with Bryan Gloyd and friends. Bryan is a legend of the local jazz scene, having played for some of London’s best jazz vocalists and with outstanding jazz combos. As Aeolian Curator of Jazz programming, Bryan (along with his husband and Aeolian Executive & Artistic Director Clark Bryan) brought hundreds of jazz fans together in June for the first Annual Aeolian Jazz & Musical Arts Festivals. What we did over 5 days on 4 stages we will recreate for one magical night in July.
Our small setting and cool vibe are everything you need for the perfect Friday on the town. Whether it be baubles or bubbles, neither diamond or Roederer Cristal could make this night any better. Let the music take you away while this night becomes “the” night on your Summer bucket list.
Seating is limited to 50 guests. Tickets are not required but reservations can be made by calling the Aeolian Hall Box Office during business hours. Admission is by a $20 cover charge but donations are welcome to help support the Aeolian, our jazz programming and our brilliant artists. The patio gate and Southen Lounge Bar will open at 7 p.m. so come early and socialize with friends. Concerts will begin at 8 p.m. with the setting sun providing an extraordinary backdrop to our intimate main floor stage.
Bryan Gloyd’s musical career has many facets including working as a church musician, recording artist and jazz pianist. Bryan has accompanied many local musicians and organized jazz programming at The Aeolian. He has also accompanied two-time Grammy Winner Matt Alber, the legendary songwriter Marc Jordan and the Canadian National Jazz Award Winner Denzal Sinclaire.
As Curator, Jazz Programming at the Aeolian, Bryan takes an avid interest in researching current and emerging artists and being part of jazz events at the Aeolian. Bryan is also a passionate volunteer who has lends a hand across a variety of portfolios in the life of the venue and its programs.
Recently, the Bryan Gloyd Combo performed with Denise Pelley, Laurraine Sigouin and Hilary Welch at the Aeolian Jazz & Musical Arts Festival.
Never not busy, Bryan is also an accomplished organist and knows his way around the kitchen. When he is not performing, rehearsing, working of volunteering, Bryan is known to enjoy the few minutes he has enjoying the garden, exercising or playing with his grandchildren.
Gina Farrugia, Vocals
Gina Farrugia is a jazz musician and educator from Southwestern Ontario who studied voice, violin and arts admin at the University of Waterloo and started her career in Hamburg, Germany. She regularly performs with Peter Karle and with jazz and big bands, country bands, church gigs and contemporary multidisciplinary projects. She has performed on a train, on the roof of a car, a Christmas parade float, a riverboat and on a firetruck. She loves when music genre lines are blurred and likes nothing better than talking shop with fellow musicians and getting the stories first hand from the masters.
Peter Karle, Guitar
Peter is a Kenora boy whose jazz inspired Radiohead, Sting and Miles show sold out Aeolian Hall. He always has a new project on the go including stage work like playing for Jesus Christ Superstar and Funhome in between all his gig work with Julia Haggarty and his funk band project. Gina’s made music everywhere-everything from singing standards with a jazz quartet in Hamburg, playing electro violin in a a bunch of rock bands and Great Gigging it with a Pink Floyd Tribute band.
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