First in a series of Jazz concerts during August at the Performing Arts Centre. Jude Johnson will open on Friday evening.

Event 100By Staff

August 5, 2015


It is a bit of an experiment – one that should produce excellent results for the Performing Arts Centre.

Free public Jazz concerts that will start at 6:30 pm on the plaza of the of the Centre

JUDE Johnson at PAC

Jude Johnson, a Burlington native, is a vocalist, songwriter and performer

Jude Johnson, a Burlington native, is a vocalist, songwriter and performer and is Hamilton’s Special Music Ambassador. She was inducted into the Hamilton Gallery of Distinction in 2009. She also received the Hamilton Arts award for Arts Education in 2011.

Jude has released nine recordings including her most recent Live on Pine (2013) with Mike Malone on horns and Carl Horton on piano.

“How can I keep from Singing” is a collection of vintage inspirational gospel/spirituals. Reaching Indie Gold is her CD, “This Heart of Mine” (2001) featuring Carl Horton on piano, guests Jackie Washington on vocals, Carlos del Junco on harmonica, Brian Lee Griffith on guitar and the string quartet “Panache”.

This classy, entertaining CD is a collection of classic jazz compositions performed with intimacy, grace and joy.

The place is going to nee an oxygen tank nearby for the next little while.  The search is one for a new Executive Director.

Free Jazz on the plaza of the Performing Arts Centre – an opportunity for people to see the Spiral Stella and take in some fine music.

Jude has also been the unseen voice on many radio and TV commercials, been featured on CBC radio and sung on over 50 albums with such diverse artists as Daniel Lanois, Raffi (more singable songs), Paul Langielle and Stan Rogers (Turnaround), and performed across Canada at countless festivals, schools, libraries and community events.

The performance takes place on our plaza from 6:30pm-8:30pm and our bar will be open!

In the event of rain, we will move from the plaza into the lobby.

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