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Markham Jazz Festival Newsletter
January 16, 2020

Samways brings together jazz guitar and gorgeous voices to warm up TDMJF’s first Club Concert of the season!

Gather some friends and come to historic Unionville for a superb afternoon of original jazz with guitarist and composer Nathan Hiltz accompanying singers Shannon Butcher, Jessica Lalonde and Melissa Lauren.
  • Sunday, February 9, 2020 •  2 – 4 pm (check-in from 1:15)
  • Old Country Inn Restaurant, 198 Main St. North, Unionville
  • Tickets: $15 in advance at  •  $20 at the door (if not sold out)
Samways performs folk-inspired jazz, sung in gorgeous three-part harmony, accompanied by acoustic steel- and nylon-string guitars. Songs are composed and arranged by Toronto jazz guitarist Nathan Hiltz and feature the incredible voices of Shannon Butcher, Jessica Lalonde, and Melissa Lauren – each an accomplished artist on her own.
The idea is fresh and the sounds are divine! Poets featured include Wilfred Campbell, Ethelwyn Wetherald, Bliss Carmen, and E.J.Pratt.
Old Country Inn serves a range of delicious, Austrian-themed menu choices, with tasty draft beers and full bar service. Learn more at

The TD Markham Jazz Festival is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to enrich cultural life in the region by bringing emerging and established jazz artists to Markham for all to enjoy. Established in 1998, the festival draws more than 25,000 residents and visitors to the streets of Unionville during the third weekend in August. Local and international artists deliver over 30 open-air performances during the weekend as well as in selected “hot spots” and at a ticketed opening-night concert. During the year, the festival hosts “Hot Spot Concerts” at selected venues in Markham. TD Canada Trust became its title sponsor in 2014.
Tel: 905-471-5299 (voicemail)

Contact Christie Day, Executive Director, at:
(647) 983-7777  or
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