Tribute to Blues and Jazz

Event: Tribute to Blues and Jazz
Date: September 17, 2022
Venue: St.Lawrence Centre for The Arts
Start time: 8:00 PM
End time: 10:30 PM


Saturday September 17th Commffest presents “A Tribute to Blues & Jazz featuring Jay Douglas and The All Stars with Special Guests Nana McLean and Danny ‘B”  and Kollage feat. Alexis Baro

Jay Douglas’ untold musical history is played out on stage with selections from his ground-breaking new album “Confession”. The album was inspired by his love for early Rhythm & Blues, a new music in post WWII America that was coming out of Memphis and New Orleans. This music had a big impact on Jay as a young artist growing up in Jamaica and that influence would eventually travel with him to Canada. 

Jay Douglas and the All Stars with special guests Nana McLean and Danny “B”.

Opening act: Kollage feat. Alexis Baro

Kollage featuring Alexis Baro takes the audience on a musical journey back in time to New York in the period of the mid 50’s to mid 60’s when a style of music referred to as “Hard Bop” was a new current within jazz.

It incorporated influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues. It was a natural creation of a generation of African-American Musicians who grew up at a time when bop and rhythm and blues were the dominant forms of Black music in America. It attracted the the hippiest young black musicians, the most musically advanced, those with the most solid technical skills and the strongest sense of themselves, not only as entertainers but as artists.

This music is what inspired the original founders of Kollage Archie Alleyne and Doug Richardson to create this Canadian musical institution.

Kollage lineup:

Alexis Baro (original member) – trumpet

Mei Kelly (original member) – trombone

Colleen Allen (guest artist) – saxophone and flute

​Neil Swainson (guest artist) – bass 

Mark Hundevad (guest artist) – drums

Stacie McGregor (musical director) – piano

Location: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

Date: Saturday Sept, 17th, 2022

Time: Show starts at 8:00PM – Jay hits the stage at 9:00PM

Tickets: $20 + Service charge

Phone: 416 366 1656 or 1 800 708 6754



Price: $20
Phone: 416 366 1656