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Friday August 20, 2021
7:30 pm  
$20 for a One Month Subscription   
Headliner

Phoenix Sessions - August

aeolianhall.ca/phoenix

Welcome to the Aeolian Phoenix Sessions

The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions take centre stage… in the comfort of your own home. Every month we premier at least four productions recorded at Aeolian’s studios or in the artist’s home.

The Aeolian Phoenix Sessions are intended to provide patrons with a cross-section of the music going experience. From classical to jazz, rock to country, and bluegrass to folk, the Sessions aim to bring music back into your home and heart.

Interested in one show only? Trust us: you’ll like what you see. Try the Phoenix Sessions all month and experience a few productions that you might never have seen in person.

Our goal was to reignite live music and get artists on stage, technicians behind the soundboard and our patrons on their feet listening to extraordinary talent in extraordinary times.

Terms and Conditions

Membership to the Phoenix Sessions is $20 per month (automatically recurring) and you select the productions you wish to enjoy.

Though membership renews automatically, patrons must validate their membership number every month to receive an access code for each new set of productions by email. This process is not automatic. Patrons will receive their first access code immediately upon registration. An access code is only good for one calendar month. Validation instructions are contained in the Membership tab on this page, in our weekly newsletter and in the monthly rollover announcement sent by the Aeolian Box Office.

We do not have a multi-viewer pass. If you plan to safely watch with friends or family, please consider donating to further offset the costs associated with these productions.

Tickets to individual productions are not available.

If you do not intend to subscribe for longer than one month, refunds will not be provided to patrons who forget to cancel their membership or who have not read the terms and conditions: membership renewal is automatic every 30 days. This information is noted on every ticketing page, on event pages and marketing, on event posters and in our weekly newsletter. It is important to read information carefully before joining so as to not misunderstand how membership works.

Upon registration and after monthly validation, you will receive a confirmation email including a link that you will use each time you wish to view a performance. Save that link… or follow instructions at www.aeolianhall.ca/phoenix to receive it again.

Shows will be available on the date and time specified on Aeolian’s website.

PRODUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR A MAXIMUM OF TWO WEEKS AFTER PREMIER. IF YOU ARE PURCHASING MORE THAN 30 DAYS BEFORE THE MONTH BEGINS, YOU WILL BE BILLED EVERY 30 DAYS AS A RECURRING MEMBER. IF YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY INTERESTED IN AN INDIVIDUAL MONTH, PLEASE PURCHASE  YOUR PASS ON FIRST OF THE MONTH.

Payment is final. No refunds will be offered.

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Headliner

Billy Newton Davis

www.billynewtondavismusic.com/

Billy Newton-Davis grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and as a teenager he was one of two lead singers in a local soul band called “The Illusions”.

He received his  Bachelor Of Fine Arts Degree from Ohio University and upon graduation moved to New York to pursue his dreams on Broadway. He appeared in several Broadway shows including “Bubblin Brown Sugar”, “Eubie”, “Got Tu Go Disco”, and “Stop The World”, starring Sammy Davis Jr. His debut singing gig, in 1973, was as a backing vocalist to Gloria Gaynor, and in 1989 he released “Can’t Live with You, Can’t Live Without You,” a duet with Céline Dion.

A formidable presence in the Canadian music industry, Billy received Junos for best R&B/soul recording for his first two albums “Love Is a Contact Sport” (1986) and “Spellbound” (1989), and more recently a Juno for best dance recording of the year for his work with deadmau5 on “All U Ever Want.” Billy is featured on releases by The Boomtang Boys, Nino Anthony, and MelleeFresh. From 1991-93, he was a member of Canadian super singing group, The Nylons.

In Toronto, Billy has become a favourite performer for philanthropic and corporate events, and regularly appears in the city’s best live venues performing jazz, gospel and R&B.  For decades, Billy has been lending his voice as an activist for HIV/AIDS awareness and the ongoing fight for equality.

Billy’s latest EP, released in 2020 is a jazzy, bluesy, gospelicious offering recorded live-off-the-floor and features some of his favourite classics from the great American songbook

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Special Guest

Stu Harrison

www.stuharrison.com/

Stu was born and raised in South-Western Ontario, beginning piano instruction at the age of 3.  Completing his early studies through the Suzuki Method in London ON, and then studying with Harold Riddolls (RCM), he attained his ARCT by 16.

Following several years of competitive classical performance, he branched out into a wide variety of musical settings, from choir direction to church organist, and finally to jazz. He attended the University of Toronto’s Jazz Performance program, graduating with Honours in 2003.

In 2003 he started Stu Harrison Music, a commercial and wedding music company that worked extensively throughout Ontario from 2003 – 2007, supplying music to a wide variety of high-profile clientele. During the same period, he was also Music Director and Composer for Garden Brothers Circus, performing more than 1000 shows to well over 2 million people.

In 2006 he joined Merriam Music, the largest private music school in Canada as well as its highest volume piano dealer, and took on a variety of roles, including teaching, retailing, curriculum development, marketing, and eventually to the executive level where he serves as head of Sales, Marketing, and Strategic Development.

In October 2016, Stu released his debut album “Volume 1” (One Nightstand Records), to critical acclaim, featuring Canadian legends Terry Clarke, and Neil Swainson.

Stu continues to perform, accompany, MD, and arrange regularly throughout Canada.

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