A steal of a deal and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON September 9, 2011 – On Sunday, September 11, from 2 to 4 p.m., Sean Bray’s Peach Trio will kick off the third season of the popular Jazz at the Museum series at Halton Region Museum, located in Kelso Conservation Area in Milton.

“Take a break from the back to school hustle and enjoy the last days of summer with a performance at the Halton Region Museum by this talented trio,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr, who probably won’t be on hand. The setting, which is inside an old barn is really quite nice and the music is as good as it gets in any Jazz Café in a large urban center. Somebody at the Region cam up with a good idea – take it in. I’ve been and will go again.

The trio includes Sean Bray on guitar, Mark Dunn on bass, and David MacDougall on drums. A respected guitarist, composer and teacher, Sean Bray studied at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York. He now teaches at The University of Guelph and has played with and/or recorded with George Garzone, Pat LaBarbera, Bob Mintzer, Jon Faddis, Liberty Silver, Matt “Guitar” Murphy from the Blues Brothers, Mike Murley and Vincent Wolfe. His compositions have been featured in films and television shows.

Mark Dunn has appeared in the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, Markham Jazz Festival, and performs regularly in Toronto area clubs as a sideman. Drummer David MacDougall keeps time through the trio’s songs that include an honest hybrid of instrumental Americana Roots with Jazz Improv sensibility.

Accomplished Jazz guitarist Sean Bray will be at the Halton Regional Museum – worth the time and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Accomplished Jazz guitarist Sean Bray will be at the Halton Regional Museum – worth the time and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Limited tickets are available at the door for $20 per person and include light refreshments. The performance, a fund raiser for the Halton Museum Foundation, takes place in the Hearth Room in the Museum’s historic Alexander Barn from 2 to 4 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

“We’re delighted to welcome Sean Bray’s Peach Trio as our first performer of the fall Jazz at the Museum concert series,” said Nancy Field, Manager, Heritage Services. “According to jazz guitarist John Abercrombie, listening to Sean Bray is a real treat, so join us for a lovely fall afternoon in the Hearth Room”.

To purchase tickets or for more information on the event, call 905-875-2200, ext. 27

The Halton Region Museum is located inside Kelso Conservation Area in Milton – the site that was originally settled in 1836 by Scottish immigrants. The Alexander family farmed the 200-acre property through four generations. Today, one of the Museum’s focal points is the Alexander Barn with additional buildings to be opened to the public over the coming year. The upper two floors of the historic building feature exhibits and artifacts that reflect Halton’s natural and cultural heritage. Two unique meeting and reception rooms located in the Barn are available for corporate or social events, group presentations and educational programs.

This first seasonal event is part of a program that runs through to December. Tickets are very reasonably priced $20. Call 905-875-2000 extension 27 to order. More details at https://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310&pageId=44998




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