(Live stream link will be available on Saturday December 19th)
Pianist Jesse Whiteley (yes from that famous Canadian Musical Family) Christmas concert series, Friday Dec. 18th, 7pm, Sat. Dec. 19th, 7pm and Sunday Dec. 20th matinee 2pm. A chance to get out and enjoy the Christmas Spirit, a rare opportunity in these times and a chance to see one of Canada's best! Strict Covid measures in place. Located at The Ganaraska Recording Company, 500 Ball Street-Cobourg's newest recording studio a project by Jimmy Bowskill and Zapp!
Tickets $65 limited to only 10 per show available at Zap Records Cobourg and on line at Eventbrite. LIVE STREAM. The Saturday show will be available through live stream at a cost of $20 right here.
"Hailing for one of Canada's premiere musical families, Jesse is one of Canada's most accomplished piano players, comfortable in all styles from Jazz to Blues, Funk to Swing"...Toronto Blues Society
Points in Jesse's Career:
-Graduated with honours from the Contemporary Music Program at Toronto’s Humber College
-Completed a Masters Degree at York University in Music Composition.
-keyboard player from The 24th Street Wailers
-Jesse began working professionally at age 17 with the Toronto All-Star Big Band. Throughout his years with the Big Band, he has worked as both a pianist and conductor and has shared the stage with such luminaries from the blues and jazz world as Clark Terry, Jackie Richardson, Oliver Jones, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, and Doc Severinsen. Jesse continues to work with the band currently, having conducted the band full-time since the summer of 2018.
-From 2014 to 2017, Jesse toured and recorded as a member of The 24th Street Wailers, playing across Canada and The United States. He has also recorded and toured throughout Canada, The United States, and Europe with Ottawa’s JW-Jones. He has appeared on recordings with legendary blues musicians Curley Bridges, Little Charlie Baty, Charlie Musselwhite, dad, Chris Whiteley and uncle, Ken Whiteley.
-Throughout his diverse musical life, Jesse has performed the gamut of musical genres from blues, jazz, swing, boogie woogie, rhythm and blues, to roots, and country.